S. 2505 - Wi-Fi Innovation Act

Science, technology, communications. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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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
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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
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2009 For $68,960 Against $0
  2. March - April 2009 For $153,384 Against $750
  3. May - June 2009 For $196,370 Against $750
  4. July - August 2009 For $123,993 Against $1,000
  5. September - October 2009 For $161,340 Against $1,000
  6. November - December 2009 For $177,510 Against $6,400
  7. January - February 2010 For $56,250 Against $1,500
  8. March - April 2010 For $233,328 Against $1,550
  9. May - June 2010 For $253,266 Against $1,000
  10. July - August 2010 For $169,326 Against $4,250
  11. September - October 2010 For $428,964 Against $11,050
  12. November - December 2010 For $76,040 Against $4,650
  13. January - February 2011 For $79,094 Against $0
  14. March - April 2011 For $127,174 Against $5,000
  15. May - June 2011 For $299,865 Against $0
  16. July - August 2011 For $142,581 Against $0
  17. September - October 2011 For $212,750 Against $5,250
  18. November - December 2011 For $159,610 Against $2,500
  19. January - February 2012 For $58,697 Against $2,000
  20. March - April 2012 For $217,291 Against $1,000
  21. May - June 2012 For $247,731 Against $9,500
  22. July - August 2012 For $88,335 Against $10,000
  23. September - October 2012 For $284,125 Against $18,450
  24. November - December 2012 For $87,200 Against $0
  25. January - February 2013 For $146,450 Against $3,500
  26. March - April 2013 For $306,949 Against $0
  27. May - June 2013 For $361,365 Against $1,000
  28. July - August 2013 For $120,043 Against $2,500
  29. September - October 2013 For $178,731 Against $0
  30. November - December 2013 For $306,481 Against $18,000
  31. January - February 2014 For $116,650 Against $6,000
  32. March - April 2014 For $271,177 Against $3,000
  33. May - June 2014 For $343,100 Against $3,000
  34. July - August 2014 For $162,924 Against $500
  35. September - October 2014 For $344,450 Against $10,500
  36. November - December 2014 For $52,500 Against $0

Votes

    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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