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S. 911 - Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

S. 911 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications.
Other Titles
  • SPECTRUM Act
  • Strengthening Public-safety and Enhancing Communications Through Reform, Utilization, and Modernization Act
  • Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
Sponsor
John D. Rockefeller, IV
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Emergency communications systems
  • General Services Administration
  • Government trust funds
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Land use and conservation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • State and local government operations
  • Telephone and wireless communication
  • Television and film
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/09/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/09/2011
5/09/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Put on a legislative calendar6/08/2011Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
11/14/2012Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar11/14/2012Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 546.
12/21/2012By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 112-260.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$1,902,469
$4,010,097
$1,120,993
$3,119,388
$114,100
$2,128,810
$1,074,433
$3,469,939
$1,110,525
$5,150
$590,200
$18,646,104
$0

opposed this bill

Telecommunications (split)
24 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

24 organizations supported this bill

American Cable Association
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
AT&T
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Consumer Electronics Association
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
CTIA - The Wireless Association
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Free Press
TR Daily & (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Google
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
High Tech Spectrum Coalition
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Information Technology Industry Council
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
International Association of Chiefs of Police
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
International Association of Fire Chiefs
IAFC (2011, June 15). Senate Committee Passes D Block Bill. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Major Cities Chiefs Association
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
Major County Sheriffs' Association
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
Mobile Future
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
National Association of Broadcasters
NAB (2011, June 8). NAB Statement on Passage of S. 911 by the Senate Commerce Committee. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from National Association of Broadcasters.
National Emergency Management Association
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
National Emergency Number Association
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
National Sheriffs' Association
IAFC Government Relations & Policy Department (2011, December 15). Urgent Call-To-Action Today: Support Allocation of D Block Spectrum. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from Headlines.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
public safety alliance
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Semiconductor Industry Association
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.
Telecommunications Industry Association
TIA (2011, June 8). TIA Applauds Senate Commerce Committee Passage of S. 911, 'Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act'. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Telecommunications Industry Association.
Verizon Communications
TR Daily (2011, June 8). Senate Commerce Committee Approves D-Block Bill in Bipartisan Vote. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NPSTC.

1 organization opposed this bill

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
NATOA (2011, June 7). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from NATOA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$111,832$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$166,792$0
John BarrassoRWY$179,550$0
Max BaucusDMT$203,972$0
Mark BegichDAK$169,991$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$391,088$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,983$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$150,350$0
Roy BluntRMO$336,512$0
John BoozmanRAR$91,533$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$489,234$0
Scott P. BrownRMA$457,107$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$299,852$0
Richard BurrRNC$153,619$0
Maria CantwellDWA$131,662$0
Ben CardinDMD$99,570$0
Tom CarperDDE$120,904$0
Bob CaseyDPA$255,191$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$178,084$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$59,131$0
Tom CoburnROK$59,050$0
William Thad CochranRMS$90,700$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$177,675$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$155,071$0
Bob CorkerRTN$151,462$0
John CornynRTX$248,145$0
Mike CrapoRID$77,320$0
Jim DeMintRSC$139,656$0
Dick DurbinDIL$216,106$0
Mike EnziRWY$34,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$233,773$0
Al FrankenDMN$208,691$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$730,873$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,912$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$157,926$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$260,139$0
Tom HarkinDIA$88,100$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$289,250$0
Dean HellerRNV$245,550$0
John HoevenRND$78,950$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$33,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$52,750$0
Dan InouyeDHI$203,910$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$228,911$0
Mike JohannsRNE$194,285$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$44,301$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$98,750$0
John F. KerryDMA$172,653$0
Mark KirkRIL$154,777$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$269,748$0
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
Jon KylRAZ$22,867$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$276,889$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$141,200$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$313,411$0
Mike LeeRUT$42,900$0
Carl LevinDMI$91,023$0
Joe LiebermanICT$29,850$0
Dick LugarRIN$97,370$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$189,116$0
John McCainRAZ$184,263$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$485,473$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$520,657$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$410,927$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$179,163$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$99,400$0
Jerry MoranRKS$135,562$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$103,925$0
Patty MurrayDWA$306,986$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$68,900$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$300,099$0
Rand PaulRKY$57,621$0
Rob PortmanROH$225,523$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$234,431$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$53,006$0
Harry ReidDNV$653,164$0
Jim RischRID$49,708$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$106,310$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$333,386$0
Marco RubioRFL$133,398$0
Bernie SandersIVT$33,040$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$375,259$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$67,660$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$155,420$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$63,430$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$212,862$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$151,271$0
Jon TesterDMT$292,396$0
John ThuneRSD$215,494$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$145,555$0
Mark UdallDCO$290,714$0
Tom UdallDNM$197,281$0
David VitterRLA$142,200$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$485,651$0
Jim WebbDVA$22,345$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$171,904$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$344,661$0
Ron WydenDOR$176,542$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$111,832$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$166,792$0
John BarrassoRWY$179,550$0
Max BaucusDMT$203,972$0
Mark BegichDAK$169,991$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$391,088$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,983$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$150,350$0
Roy BluntRMO$336,512$0
John BoozmanRAR$91,533$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$489,234$0
Scott P. BrownRMA$457,107$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$299,852$0
Richard BurrRNC$153,619$0
Maria CantwellDWA$131,662$0
Ben CardinDMD$99,570$0
Tom CarperDDE$120,904$0
Bob CaseyDPA$255,191$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$178,084$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$59,131$0
Tom CoburnROK$59,050$0
William Thad CochranRMS$90,700$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$177,675$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$155,071$0
Bob CorkerRTN$151,462$0
John CornynRTX$248,145$0
Mike CrapoRID$77,320$0
Jim DeMintRSC$139,656$0
Dick DurbinDIL$216,106$0
Mike EnziRWY$34,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$233,773$0
Al FrankenDMN$208,691$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$730,873$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,912$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$157,926$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$260,139$0
Tom HarkinDIA$88,100$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$289,250$0
Dean HellerRNV$245,550$0
John HoevenRND$78,950$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$33,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$52,750$0
Dan InouyeDHI$203,910$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$228,911$0
Mike JohannsRNE$194,285$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$44,301$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$98,750$0
John F. KerryDMA$172,653$0
Mark KirkRIL$154,777$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$269,748$0
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
Jon KylRAZ$22,867$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$276,889$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$141,200$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$313,411$0
Mike LeeRUT$42,900$0
Carl LevinDMI$91,023$0
Joe LiebermanICT$29,850$0
Dick LugarRIN$97,370$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$189,116$0
John McCainRAZ$184,263$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$485,473$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$520,657$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$410,927$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$179,163$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$99,400$0
Jerry MoranRKS$135,562$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$103,925$0
Patty MurrayDWA$306,986$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$68,900$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$300,099$0
Rand PaulRKY$57,621$0
Rob PortmanROH$225,523$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$234,431$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$53,006$0
Harry ReidDNV$653,164$0
Jim RischRID$49,708$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$106,310$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$333,386$0
Marco RubioRFL$133,398$0
Bernie SandersIVT$33,040$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$375,259$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$67,660$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$155,420$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$63,430$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$212,862$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$151,271$0
Jon TesterDMT$292,396$0
John ThuneRSD$215,494$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$145,555$0
Mark UdallDCO$290,714$0
Tom UdallDNM$197,281$0
David VitterRLA$142,200$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$485,651$0
Jim WebbDVA$22,345$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$171,904$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$344,661$0
Ron WydenDOR$176,542$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Civil servant/public employee$4,010,097
Telephone utilities$3,469,939
Cable distributors & service providers$3,119,388
Computer components & accessories$2,128,810
Commercial TV & radio stations$1,902,469
Telecommunications$1,295,689
Cell/wireless service providers$1,120,993
Search Engine/Email Services$1,110,525
Computer manufacture & services$1,074,433
Police & firefighters unions & associations$590,200
Communications & Electronics$114,100
Consumer groups$5,150

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Telecommunications$1,295,689
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