S. 1916 - Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015

Science, technology, communications. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to include skilled nursing facilities as a type of health care provider under section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 1934. (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.

Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015

S. 1916 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to include skilled nursing facilities as a type of health care provider under section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 1934. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to include skilled nursing facilities as a type of health care provider under section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 1934.
Other Titles
  • Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015
  • Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015
  • Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015
Sponsor
John Thune
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Nursing
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
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Major Actions
Introduced8/03/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced8/03/2015
8/03/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
8/03/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar11/18/2015Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
10/27/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune under authority of the order of the Senate of 09/29/2016 without amendment. With written report No. 114-368.
Put on a legislative calendar10/27/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 659.
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Total contributions given to Senators from Health, Education & Human Resources, which…

supported this bill

Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
$1,301,294

1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015

1 organization supported this bill

National Rural Health Association
National Rural Health Association (2016, March 1). Join the Senate Rural Health Caucus or House Rural Health Coalition. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from National Rural Health Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from Health, Education & Human Resources interest groups, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$17,600$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$18,580$0
John BarrassoRWY$1,250$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$22,675$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$750$0
Roy BluntRMO$32,300$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$20,200$0
John BoozmanRAR$0$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$44,800$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,700$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,650$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$4,850$0
Ben CardinDMD$27,700$0
Tom CarperDDE$7,450$0
Bob CaseyDPA$31,650$0
Bill CassidyRLA$5,250$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$0
William Thad CochranRMS$8,000$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$15,100$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,750$0
Bob CorkerRTN$56,066$0
John CornynRTX$14,550$0
Tom CottonRAR$2,500$0
Mike CrapoRID$5,000$0
Ted CruzRTX$8,750$0
Steve DainesRMT$2,750$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$5,700$0
Dick DurbinDIL$21,200$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Joni ErnstRIA$2,600$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$6,338$0
Deb FischerRNE$2,750$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$7,200$0
Al FrankenDMN$4,455$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,500$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$6,725$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,140$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,210$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$17,250$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$8,154$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$18,750$0
Dean HellerRNV$6,500$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$13,750$0
John HoevenRND$2,410$0
Jim InhofeROK$8,250$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$17,800$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$22,560$0
Tim KaineDVA$10,000$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$17,517$0
Mark KirkRIL$4,750$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$35,600$0
James LankfordROK$22,586$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$800$0
Mike LeeRUT$7,900$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$500$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$2,000$0
John McCainRAZ$2,850$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$28,600$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$28,825$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$11,850$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$6,450$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,100$0
Jerry MoranRKS$350$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$27,350$0
Patty MurrayDWA$18,391$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$47,150$0
Rand PaulRKY$10,696$0
David PerdueRGA$28,650$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$31,700$0
Rob PortmanROH$16,299$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,500$0
Harry ReidDNV$4,500$0
Jim RischRID$5,650$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$8,225$0
Mike RoundsRSD$30,004$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,225$0
Bernie SandersIVT$125$0
Ben SasseRNE$13,800$0
Brian SchatzDHI$22,600$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$29,950$0
Tim ScottRSC$33,627$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$8,799$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$33,500$0
Dan SullivanRAK$2,600$0
Jon TesterDMT$7,800$0
John ThuneRSD$10,370$0
Thom TillisRNC$5,104$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$42,001$0
Tom UdallDNM$7,575$0
David VitterRLA$4,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$14,700$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$17,312$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,850$0
Ron WydenDOR$27,500$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$17,600$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$18,580$0
John BarrassoRWY$1,250$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$22,675$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$750$0
Roy BluntRMO$32,300$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$20,200$0
John BoozmanRAR$0$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$44,800$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,700$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,650$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$4,850$0
Ben CardinDMD$27,700$0
Tom CarperDDE$7,450$0
Bob CaseyDPA$31,650$0
Bill CassidyRLA$5,250$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$0
William Thad CochranRMS$8,000$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$15,100$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,750$0
Bob CorkerRTN$56,066$0
John CornynRTX$14,550$0
Tom CottonRAR$2,500$0
Mike CrapoRID$5,000$0
Ted CruzRTX$8,750$0
Steve DainesRMT$2,750$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$5,700$0
Dick DurbinDIL$21,200$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Joni ErnstRIA$2,600$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$6,338$0
Deb FischerRNE$2,750$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$7,200$0
Al FrankenDMN$4,455$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,500$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$6,725$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,140$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,210$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$17,250$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$8,154$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$18,750$0
Dean HellerRNV$6,500$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$13,750$0
John HoevenRND$2,410$0
Jim InhofeROK$8,250$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$17,800$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$22,560$0
Tim KaineDVA$10,000$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$17,517$0
Mark KirkRIL$4,750$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$35,600$0
James LankfordROK$22,586$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$800$0
Mike LeeRUT$7,900$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$500$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$2,000$0
John McCainRAZ$2,850$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$28,600$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$28,825$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$11,850$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$6,450$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,100$0
Jerry MoranRKS$350$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$27,350$0
Patty MurrayDWA$18,391$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$47,150$0
Rand PaulRKY$10,696$0
David PerdueRGA$28,650$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$31,700$0
Rob PortmanROH$16,299$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,500$0
Harry ReidDNV$4,500$0
Jim RischRID$5,650$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$8,225$0
Mike RoundsRSD$30,004$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,225$0
Bernie SandersIVT$125$0
Ben SasseRNE$13,800$0
Brian SchatzDHI$22,600$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$29,950$0
Tim ScottRSC$33,627$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$8,799$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$33,500$0
Dan SullivanRAK$2,600$0
Jon TesterDMT$7,800$0
John ThuneRSD$10,370$0
Thom TillisRNC$5,104$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$42,001$0
Tom UdallDNM$7,575$0
David VitterRLA$4,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$14,700$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$17,312$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,850$0
Ron WydenDOR$27,500$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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