S. 421 - FCC Process Reform Act

Science, technology, communications. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, 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 Process Reform Act

S. 421 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015
  • Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015
  • Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015
Sponsor
Dean Heller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Census and government statistics
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer affairs
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Performance measurement
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
  • Telephone and wireless communication
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/10/2015
2/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
2/10/2015Introduced 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.
12/06/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar12/06/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 699.
12/20/2016By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report under authority of the order of the Senate of 12/10/2016. Report No. 114-425. Minority views filed.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Cable distributors & service providers$4,571,011
Telephone utilities$3,898,953
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,723,500
Telecommunications$1,085,653
$12,279,117

3 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015

3 organizations supported this bill

CTIA - The Wireless Association
CTIA (2015, February 10). CTIA Response to the Introduction of the FCC Process Reform Act. Retrieved February 12, 2015, from CTIA.
National Association of Broadcasters
Wharton, Dennis (2015, February 10). NAB Statement on Introduction of FCC Process Reform Legislation. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from NAB.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
NCTA (2015, February 11). Statement of NCTA Regarding Introduction of the FCC Process Reform Act. Retrieved February 12, 2015, from NCTA.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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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$74,500$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$272,335$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$61,050$0
John BarrassoRWY$120,000$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$218,150$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$260,350$0
Roy BluntRMO$279,050$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$200,550$0
John BoozmanRAR$124,900$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$-1,800$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$90,526$0
Richard BurrRNC$125,800$0
Maria CantwellDWA$35,050$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$54,400$0
Ben CardinDMD$33,000$0
Tom CarperDDE$64,830$0
Bob CaseyDPA$142,400$0
Bill CassidyRLA$135,799$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$40,500$0
William Thad CochranRMS$179,150$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$70,750$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$110,500$0
Bob CorkerRTN$58,250$0
John CornynRTX$194,100$0
Tom CottonRAR$183,750$0
Mike CrapoRID$32,400$0
Ted CruzRTX$106,049$0
Steve DainesRMT$109,000$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$68,824$0
Dick DurbinDIL$93,475$0
Mike EnziRWY$88,100$0
Joni ErnstRIA$43,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$66,700$0
Deb FischerRNE$177,200$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$95,250$0
Al FrankenDMN$94,468$0
Cory GardnerRCO$292,448$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$183,400$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$88,800$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$148,150$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$142,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$60,450$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$91,700$0
Dean HellerRNV$187,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$58,055$0
John HoevenRND$67,600$0
Jim InhofeROK$59,100$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$107,700$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$154,300$0
Tim KaineDVA$117,721$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$32,000$0
Mark KirkRIL$45,710$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$180,475$0
James LankfordROK$96,050$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$168,050$0
Mike LeeRUT$116,000$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$93,300$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$476,970$0
John McCainRAZ$102,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$198,392$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$375,125$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$150,500$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$28,104$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,200$0
Jerry MoranRKS$155,150$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$55,600$0
Chris MurphyDCT$101,289$0
Patty MurrayDWA$110,300$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$210,850$0
Rand PaulRKY$47,775$0
David PerdueRGA$114,200$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$68,150$0
Rob PortmanROH$218,600$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$43,500$0
Harry ReidDNV$91,200$0
Jim RischRID$35,800$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$112,450$0
Mike RoundsRSD$120,548$0
Marco RubioRFL$171,115$0
Bernie SandersIVT$2,250$0
Ben SasseRNE$65,650$0
Brian SchatzDHI$245,150$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$220,102$0
Tim ScottRSC$259,349$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$52,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$108,450$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$38,800$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$66,150$0
Dan SullivanRAK$63,700$0
Jon TesterDMT$149,120$0
John ThuneRSD$375,700$0
Thom TillisRNC$111,500$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$206,420$0
Tom UdallDNM$170,200$0
David VitterRLA$13,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$185,925$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$35,741$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$51,491$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$145,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$114,636$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$74,500$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$272,335$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$61,050$0
John BarrassoRWY$120,000$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$218,150$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$260,350$0
Roy BluntRMO$279,050$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$200,550$0
John BoozmanRAR$124,900$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$-1,800$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$90,526$0
Richard BurrRNC$125,800$0
Maria CantwellDWA$35,050$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$54,400$0
Ben CardinDMD$33,000$0
Tom CarperDDE$64,830$0
Bob CaseyDPA$142,400$0
Bill CassidyRLA$135,799$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$40,500$0
William Thad CochranRMS$179,150$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$70,750$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$110,500$0
Bob CorkerRTN$58,250$0
John CornynRTX$194,100$0
Tom CottonRAR$183,750$0
Mike CrapoRID$32,400$0
Ted CruzRTX$106,049$0
Steve DainesRMT$109,000$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$68,824$0
Dick DurbinDIL$93,475$0
Mike EnziRWY$88,100$0
Joni ErnstRIA$43,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$66,700$0
Deb FischerRNE$177,200$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$95,250$0
Al FrankenDMN$94,468$0
Cory GardnerRCO$292,448$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$183,400$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$88,800$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$148,150$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$142,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$60,450$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$91,700$0
Dean HellerRNV$187,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$58,055$0
John HoevenRND$67,600$0
Jim InhofeROK$59,100$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$107,700$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$154,300$0
Tim KaineDVA$117,721$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$32,000$0
Mark KirkRIL$45,710$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$180,475$0
James LankfordROK$96,050$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$168,050$0
Mike LeeRUT$116,000$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$93,300$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$476,970$0
John McCainRAZ$102,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$198,392$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$375,125$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$150,500$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$28,104$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,200$0
Jerry MoranRKS$155,150$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$55,600$0
Chris MurphyDCT$101,289$0
Patty MurrayDWA$110,300$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$210,850$0
Rand PaulRKY$47,775$0
David PerdueRGA$114,200$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$68,150$0
Rob PortmanROH$218,600$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$43,500$0
Harry ReidDNV$91,200$0
Jim RischRID$35,800$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$112,450$0
Mike RoundsRSD$120,548$0
Marco RubioRFL$171,115$0
Bernie SandersIVT$2,250$0
Ben SasseRNE$65,650$0
Brian SchatzDHI$245,150$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$220,102$0
Tim ScottRSC$259,349$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$52,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$108,450$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$38,800$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$66,150$0
Dan SullivanRAK$63,700$0
Jon TesterDMT$149,120$0
John ThuneRSD$375,700$0
Thom TillisRNC$111,500$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$206,420$0
Tom UdallDNM$170,200$0
David VitterRLA$13,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$185,925$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$35,741$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$51,491$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$145,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$114,636$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Cable distributors & service providers$4,571,011
Telephone utilities$3,898,953
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,723,500
Telecommunications$1,085,653

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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