Communications Act update amended, passed, includes reform.

walden-gregCongress has unanimously amended the Senate-approved Communications Act update (S. 253), but has thrown in eight other bills, including the FCC Process Reform Act (H.R. 2583), the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act (H.R. 734), the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301), the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (H.R. 4596), Kari’s Law Act of 2015 (H.R. 4167), the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act (H.R. 3998), the Anti-Spoofing Act of 2016 (H.R. 2669), and the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability act (H.R. 2566). Commented House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), “This bill encompasses nearly two years of legislative activity. This legislation is further evidence of our dedication to advancing thoughtful solutions that empower consumers and small businesses, make the FCC more transparent, and enhance our public safety communications networks.”

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