What is it?
The Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013 amends the Communications Act of 1934. Broadly, the public would have more access to FCC documents and activities.
Notably, the bill would require the FCC to make a public database of information about complaints made by consumers of telecommunications services.
Cost: $15 million over the next five years.
Who's It For: Consumers/citizens, as a large component of the bill seems to be about increased transparency on the part of the FCC.
Major Subject: Commerce; Communications
-The CBO estimates that the bill would increase spending by $197 million over the 2014-23 period.
- Defines "economically significant impact" as $100 million.
-Supported by AT&T, T-Mobile, and the National Association of Broadcasters, among others.
Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2014
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.