S. 2505 - Wi-Fi Innovation Act

Science, technology, communications.
Sponsor:
Summary:
A bill to promote unlicensed spectrum use in the 5 GHz band, to maximize the use of the band for shared purposes in order to bolster innovation and economic development, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Wi-Fi Innovation Act

S. 2505 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to promote unlicensed spectrum use in the 5 GHz band, to maximize the use of the band for shared purposes in order to bolster innovation and economic development, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to promote unlicensed spectrum use in the 5 GHz band, to maximize the use of the band for shared purposes in order to bolster innovation and economic development, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Wi-Fi Innovation Act
  • Wi-Fi Innovation Act
Sponsor
Marco Rubio
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Internet and video services
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Telephone and wireless communication
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/19/2014
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/19/2014
6/19/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
6/19/2014Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
5 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Wi-Fi Innovation Act

5 organizations supported this bill

Consumer Electronics Association
Laura Hubbard (2014, June 20). CEA Supports Sens. Rubio and Booker on Bipartisan Spectrum Bill. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from CEA.
Information Technology Industry Council
Vince Jesaitis (2014, June 20). ITI Statement on Bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from ITI.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
John Eggerton (2014, July 17). House 5 GHz Wi-Fi Bill Introduced. Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/house-5-ghz-wi-fi-bill-introduced/132500.
Public Knowledge
Bartees Cox Jr. (2014, June 20). Public Knowledge Statement on Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from Public Knowledge.
Telecommunications Industry Association
Farrah Kim (2014, June 20). TIA Applauds Sen. Rubio and Booker for Introducing WiFi Innovation Act. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from TIA.

1 organization opposed this bill

American Motorcyclist Association
AMA (2014, June 19). Senate Bill May Put Motorcyclists at Risk. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from AMA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$51,800$1,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$75,044$7,300
Tammy BaldwinDWI$36,500$450
John BarrassoRWY$78,400$3,000
Mark BegichDAK$121,374$2,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$203,138$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$135,750$0
Roy BluntRMO$77,454$9,000
Cory A. BookerDNJ$141,050$0
John BoozmanRAR$18,800$1,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$59,005$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$48,625$0
Richard BurrRNC$48,290$0
Maria CantwellDWA$20,562$0
Ben CardinDMD$21,696$0
Tom CarperDDE$44,790$0
Bob CaseyDPA$114,600$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$14,500$0
Tom CoburnROK$27,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$58,500$2,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$40,900$1,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$132,900$0
Bob CorkerRTN$29,662$0
John CornynRTX$94,893$1,500
Mike CrapoRID$22,020$1,000
Ted CruzRTX$73,799$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$15,300$0
Dick DurbinDIL$61,350$0
Mike EnziRWY$39,200$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$49,039$2,000
Deb FischerRNE$48,950$750
Jeff FlakeRAZ$23,500$500
Al FrankenDMN$40,200$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$199,849$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$57,200$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$58,976$3,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$113,473$0
Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$95,281$1,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$27,819$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$35,200$0
Dean HellerRNV$116,000$15,500
Mazie K. HironoDHI$18,000$0
John HoevenRND$19,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$32,600$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$94,800$0
Mike JohannsRNE$24,750$1,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$22,050$6,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$1,000
Tim KaineDVA$56,125$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$27,500$0
Mark KirkRIL$13,050$8,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$87,023$19,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$117,808$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$56,570$0
Mike LeeRUT$11,000$2,900
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$40,666$3,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$348,952$0
John McCainRAZ$47,976$250
Claire McCaskillDMO$134,583$5,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$211,718$2,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$81,022$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$39,675$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$16,300$0
Jerry MoranRKS$29,412$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$56,950$2,500
Chris MurphyDCT$108,900$0
Patty MurrayDWA$47,548$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$102,109$0
Rand PaulRKY$10,801$0
Rob PortmanROH$62,781$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$216,900$2,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$26,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$248,847$0
Jim RischRID$29,600$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$60,600$500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$35,500$3,000
Marco RubioRFL$64,200$1,000
Bernie SandersIVT$3,740$0
Brian SchatzDHI$67,400$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$188,184$0
Tim ScottRSC$79,400$1,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$34,100$1,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$64,650$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$17,700$500
Debbie StabenowDMI$33,421$2,000
Jon TesterDMT$66,416$0
John ThuneRSD$105,248$13,750
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$90,249$0
Mark UdallDCO$166,125$2,000
Tom UdallDNM$69,600$0
David VitterRLA$33,300$1,500
John E. WalshDMT$27,850$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$150,247$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$52,225$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$30,201$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$72,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$80,493$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$51,800$1,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$75,044$7,300
Tammy BaldwinDWI$36,500$450
John BarrassoRWY$78,400$3,000
Mark BegichDAK$121,374$2,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$203,138$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$135,750$0
Roy BluntRMO$77,454$9,000
Cory A. BookerDNJ$141,050$0
John BoozmanRAR$18,800$1,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$59,005$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$48,625$0
Richard BurrRNC$48,290$0
Maria CantwellDWA$20,562$0
Ben CardinDMD$21,696$0
Tom CarperDDE$44,790$0
Bob CaseyDPA$114,600$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$14,500$0
Tom CoburnROK$27,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$58,500$2,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$40,900$1,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$132,900$0
Bob CorkerRTN$29,662$0
John CornynRTX$94,893$1,500
Mike CrapoRID$22,020$1,000
Ted CruzRTX$73,799$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$15,300$0
Dick DurbinDIL$61,350$0
Mike EnziRWY$39,200$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$49,039$2,000
Deb FischerRNE$48,950$750
Jeff FlakeRAZ$23,500$500
Al FrankenDMN$40,200$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$199,849$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$57,200$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$58,976$3,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$113,473$0
Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$95,281$1,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$27,819$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$35,200$0
Dean HellerRNV$116,000$15,500
Mazie K. HironoDHI$18,000$0
John HoevenRND$19,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$32,600$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$94,800$0
Mike JohannsRNE$24,750$1,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$22,050$6,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$1,000
Tim KaineDVA$56,125$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$27,500$0
Mark KirkRIL$13,050$8,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$87,023$19,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$117,808$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$56,570$0
Mike LeeRUT$11,000$2,900
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$40,666$3,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$348,952$0
John McCainRAZ$47,976$250
Claire McCaskillDMO$134,583$5,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$211,718$2,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$81,022$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$39,675$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$16,300$0
Jerry MoranRKS$29,412$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$56,950$2,500
Chris MurphyDCT$108,900$0
Patty MurrayDWA$47,548$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$102,109$0
Rand PaulRKY$10,801$0
Rob PortmanROH$62,781$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$216,900$2,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$26,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$248,847$0
Jim RischRID$29,600$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$60,600$500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$35,500$3,000
Marco RubioRFL$64,200$1,000
Bernie SandersIVT$3,740$0
Brian SchatzDHI$67,400$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$188,184$0
Tim ScottRSC$79,400$1,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$34,100$1,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$64,650$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$17,700$500
Debbie StabenowDMI$33,421$2,000
Jon TesterDMT$66,416$0
John ThuneRSD$105,248$13,750
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$90,249$0
Mark UdallDCO$166,125$2,000
Tom UdallDNM$69,600$0
David VitterRLA$33,300$1,500
John E. WalshDMT$27,850$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$150,247$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$52,225$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$30,201$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$72,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$80,493$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Cable distributors & service providers$4,422,300
Telecommunications$1,228,253
Computer manufacture & services$986,401
Communications & Electronics$168,400
Consumer groups$8,650

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$135,600
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