- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed December 6th, 2016Roll Call Vote 411 Yea / 4 Nay
Committee on Energy and CommerceIntroducedNovember 29th, 2016
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Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016
To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans, in particular low-income veterans and veterans residing in rural areas. In preparing the report, the FCC shall provide the public with notice and an opportunity to comment.
This bill requires the FCC to submit a report on making broadband internet service available to vets—particularly rural and low-income. High-speed internet is invaluable in the job market, allows vets to use their talents in remote work, and provides opportunity for distance learning so our veterans can continue their education through online programs. This is definitely something the Congress should move on and I certainly support it!