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house Bill H.R. 3675

Can You Hear the FCC Now?

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed March 11th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedDecember 9th, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 3675?

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.

More Information

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 

Links: Maplight

Of Note: 
-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

Official Title

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.

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