Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 114th Congress.

S. 2644 - FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016

Science, technology, communications. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and for other purposes. (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.

FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016

S. 2644 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016
  • FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016
  • Kari's Law Act of 2016
  • FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016
Sponsor
John Thune
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Congressional oversight
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal officials
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Interest, dividends, interest rates
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
  • User charges and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/07/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/07/2016
3/07/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3/07/2016Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar4/27/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
9/20/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-355.
Put on a legislative calendar9/20/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 637.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

>1,000 times as much
$4,571,011
$3,898,953
$1,941,921
$10,411,885
$750
$750

opposed this bill

2 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016

2 organizations supported this bill

American Cable Association
American Cable Association (2016, March 10). ACA Statement On Sen. Thune’s FCC Reauthorization Bill. Retrieved March 14, 2016, from American Cable Association.
Competitive Carriers Association
Competitive Carriers Association (2016, April 27). CCA Thanks the Senate Commerce Committee for Continued Work to Support Mobile Broadband. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from Competitive Carriers Association.

6 organizations opposed this bill

Consumer Action
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). S 2644 FCC Reauthorization Act (Daines) Group letter opposing weakening of the TCPA. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from National Consumer Law Center.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). S 2644 FCC Reauthorization Act (Daines) Group letter opposing weakening of the TCPA. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from National Consumer Law Center.
Consumer Watchdog
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). S 2644 FCC Reauthorization Act (Daines) Group letter opposing weakening of the TCPA. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from National Consumer Law Center.
Consumers Union
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). S 2644 FCC Reauthorization Act (Daines) Group letter opposing weakening of the TCPA. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from National Consumer Law Center.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). S 2644 FCC Reauthorization Act (Daines) Group letter opposing weakening of the TCPA. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from National Consumer Law Center.
Public Knowledge
Undersigned organizations (2016, November 16). S 2644 FCC Reauthorization Act (Daines) Group letter opposing weakening of the TCPA. Retrieved December 2, 2016, from National Consumer Law Center.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$99,700$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$198,015$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$47,862$0
John BarrassoRWY$109,750$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$166,450$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$188,850$0
Roy BluntRMO$196,350$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$169,400$0
John BoozmanRAR$151,130$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$-1,800$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$85,225$0
Richard BurrRNC$112,950$0
Maria CantwellDWA$21,400$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$59,900$0
Ben CardinDMD$32,000$0
Tom CarperDDE$70,650$0
Bob CaseyDPA$136,350$500
Bill CassidyRLA$101,899$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$34,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$179,650$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$73,750$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$91,700$0
Bob CorkerRTN$47,500$0
John CornynRTX$180,500$0
Tom CottonRAR$211,675$0
Mike CrapoRID$28,500$0
Ted CruzRTX$104,294$0
Steve DainesRMT$96,050$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$32,450$0
Dick DurbinDIL$93,725$0
Mike EnziRWY$102,700$0
Joni ErnstRIA$41,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$64,250$0
Deb FischerRNE$144,850$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$66,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$78,164$0
Cory GardnerRCO$267,550$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$128,400$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$103,300$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$149,625$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$120,750$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$54,950$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$74,150$0
Dean HellerRNV$161,250$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$57,055$0
John HoevenRND$57,130$0
Jim InhofeROK$76,900$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$117,300$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$112,175$0
Tim KaineDVA$82,638$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,500$0
Mark KirkRIL$49,860$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$156,675$0
James LankfordROK$110,065$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$92,200$0
Mike LeeRUT$95,500$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$78,550$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$314,070$0
John McCainRAZ$106,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$164,367$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$342,825$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$102,100$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$34,850$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$5,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$132,050$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$60,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$83,189$0
Patty MurrayDWA$99,600$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$139,750$0
Rand PaulRKY$46,025$0
David PerdueRGA$116,900$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$49,750$0
Rob PortmanROH$205,650$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$69,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$83,200$0
Jim RischRID$36,000$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,250$0
Mike RoundsRSD$99,748$0
Marco RubioRFL$124,220$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Ben SasseRNE$57,850$0
Brian SchatzDHI$201,550$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$132,298$0
Tim ScottRSC$236,799$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$52,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$81,600$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$28,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$60,000$250
Dan SullivanRAK$38,050$0
Jon TesterDMT$108,970$0
John ThuneRSD$271,350$0
Thom TillisRNC$95,250$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$189,245$0
Tom UdallDNM$104,350$0
David VitterRLA$8,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$164,475$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$16,881$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$58,375$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$115,200$0
Ron WydenDOR$82,036$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$99,700$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$198,015$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$47,862$0
John BarrassoRWY$109,750$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$166,450$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$188,850$0
Roy BluntRMO$196,350$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$169,400$0
John BoozmanRAR$151,130$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$-1,800$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$85,225$0
Richard BurrRNC$112,950$0
Maria CantwellDWA$21,400$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$59,900$0
Ben CardinDMD$32,000$0
Tom CarperDDE$70,650$0
Bob CaseyDPA$136,350$500
Bill CassidyRLA$101,899$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$34,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$179,650$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$73,750$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$91,700$0
Bob CorkerRTN$47,500$0
John CornynRTX$180,500$0
Tom CottonRAR$211,675$0
Mike CrapoRID$28,500$0
Ted CruzRTX$104,294$0
Steve DainesRMT$96,050$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$32,450$0
Dick DurbinDIL$93,725$0
Mike EnziRWY$102,700$0
Joni ErnstRIA$41,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$64,250$0
Deb FischerRNE$144,850$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$66,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$78,164$0
Cory GardnerRCO$267,550$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$128,400$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$103,300$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$149,625$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$120,750$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$54,950$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$74,150$0
Dean HellerRNV$161,250$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$57,055$0
John HoevenRND$57,130$0
Jim InhofeROK$76,900$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$117,300$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$112,175$0
Tim KaineDVA$82,638$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,500$0
Mark KirkRIL$49,860$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$156,675$0
James LankfordROK$110,065$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$92,200$0
Mike LeeRUT$95,500$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$78,550$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$314,070$0
John McCainRAZ$106,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$164,367$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$342,825$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$102,100$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$34,850$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$5,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$132,050$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$60,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$83,189$0
Patty MurrayDWA$99,600$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$139,750$0
Rand PaulRKY$46,025$0
David PerdueRGA$116,900$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$49,750$0
Rob PortmanROH$205,650$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$69,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$83,200$0
Jim RischRID$36,000$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,250$0
Mike RoundsRSD$99,748$0
Marco RubioRFL$124,220$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Ben SasseRNE$57,850$0
Brian SchatzDHI$201,550$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$132,298$0
Tim ScottRSC$236,799$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$52,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$81,600$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$28,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$60,000$250
Dan SullivanRAK$38,050$0
Jon TesterDMT$108,970$0
John ThuneRSD$271,350$0
Thom TillisRNC$95,250$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$189,245$0
Tom UdallDNM$104,350$0
David VitterRLA$8,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$164,475$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$16,881$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$58,375$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$115,200$0
Ron WydenDOR$82,036$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Cable distributors & service providers$4,571,011
Telephone utilities$3,898,953
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Consumer groups$750
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