Repack bill voted out of committee.


The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved H.R. 4986, now known as the “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services” Act—another gem from the acronym factory standing for “RAY BAUM’S” Act, to honor the committee’s former staff director, who died suddenly earlier this week. The act allocates $1.75 billion to compensate radio and TV broadcasters required to relocate because of the incentive spectrum auction and the repacking of the TV dial.