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S. 424 - Wi-Fi Innovation Act

Science, technology, communications. 114th Congress (2015-2016) 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. 424 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

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
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
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

20 Organizations Supported and 8 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Wi-Fi Innovation Act

20 organizations supported this bill

American Library Association
Wright, Jazzy (2015, February 11). ALA Applauds Legislation for Increased Wi Fi Spectrum. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from ALA.
Aviacomm
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Carlson Wireless Technologies
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Comcast Corporation
Don, David (2015, February 11). Bi-Partisan, Bi-Cameral Bill Will Increase Available Wi-Fi Spectrum. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from NCTA.
Competitive Carriers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, June 3). Wi-Fi Groups Letter to Senators Thune and Nelson. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from WiFi Forward.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
undersigned organizations (2015, June 3). Wi-Fi Groups Letter to Senators Thune and Nelson. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from WiFi Forward.
Consumer Electronics Association
Consumer Electronics Association (2015, February 10). CEA Praises Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Effort to Expand Wi-Fi. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from CEA.
Dell
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Engine
undersigned organizations (2015, June 3). Wi-Fi Groups Letter to Senators Thune and Nelson. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from WiFi Forward.
Google
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Microsoft
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Dietz, Brian & Sims, Joy (2015, February 10). Statement of NCTA Regarding Introduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from NCTA.
PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association
PCIA (2015, February 10). PCIA Commends Senators Rubio, Booker for Introducing Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from PCIA.
Public Knowledge
Stella, Shiva (2015, February 10). Public Knowledge Applauds Congress for Introducing Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Public Knowledge.
Spectrum Bridge
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Telecommunications Industry Association
TIA (2015, February 10). TIA Applauds the Re-Introduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Telecom Reseller.
wifi alliance
Wi-Fi Alliance (2015, February 10). Wi-Fi Alliance® welcomes introduction of Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Wi-Fi Alliance.
WifiForward
WifiForward (2015, February 10). WifiForward Statement on the Wi-Fi Innovation Act of 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from WifiForward.
Wireless Innovation Alliance
Barr, Katie (2015, February 10). Response to the introduction of the House and Senate Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Retrieved February 17, 2015, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, June 3). Wi-Fi Groups Letter to Senators Thune and Nelson. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from WiFi Forward.

8 organizations opposed this bill

AAA
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
American Highway Users Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
American Public Transportation Association
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
American Society of Civil Engineers
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
American Traffic Safety Services Association
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.
Intelligent Transportation Society of America
undersigned organizations (2015, February 11). Alliance Joins Other Stakeholders in Expressing Concern Over Opening Up Dedicated Auto-Safety Spectrum To Unlicensed Users. Retrieved February 13, 2015, from Auto Alliance.

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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$103,850$35,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$364,895$53,074
Tammy BaldwinDWI$675,295$20,930
John BarrassoRWY$114,900$38,050
Michael F. BennetDCO$943,941$61,386
Richard BlumenthalDCT$368,043$18,400
Roy BluntRMO$276,450$89,300
Cory A. BookerDNJ$535,651$33,199
John BoozmanRAR$79,800$26,730
Barbara BoxerDCA$9,697$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$662,095$55,203
Richard BurrRNC$136,140$60,050
Maria CantwellDWA$240,416$12,075
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$63,550$35,349
Ben CardinDMD$92,095$16,300
Tom CarperDDE$130,200$7,000
Bob CaseyDPA$240,480$56,700
Bill CassidyRLA$103,250$56,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$24,700$2,200
William Thad CochranRMS$112,550$58,650
Susan M. CollinsRME$97,050$12,750
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$240,879$16,050
Bob CorkerRTN$83,002$41,706
John CornynRTX$244,941$67,300
Tom CottonRAR$136,618$52,196
Mike CrapoRID$89,040$21,750
Ted CruzRTX$185,726$87,983
Steve DainesRMT$169,791$23,150
Joe DonnellyDIN$112,409$30,750
Dick DurbinDIL$177,625$36,781
Mike EnziRWY$61,700$17,500
Joni ErnstRIA$37,100$18,796
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$153,511$10,750
Deb FischerRNE$136,750$19,300
Jeff FlakeRAZ$128,981$29,700
Al FrankenDMN$394,086$16,142
Cory GardnerRCO$255,848$60,590
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$384,004$29,950
Lindsey GrahamRSC$142,825$52,872
Chuck GrassleyRIA$134,950$40,350
Orrin G. HatchRUT$284,331$42,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$221,383$16,150
Heidi HeitkampDND$151,329$9,000
Dean HellerRNV$271,150$28,050
Mazie K. HironoDHI$179,709$28,650
John HoevenRND$47,550$9,140
Jim InhofeROK$65,400$35,350
Johnny IsaksonRGA$164,500$43,574
Ron JohnsonRWI$177,075$50,543
Tim KaineDVA$633,320$45,649
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$93,253$2,650
Mark KirkRIL$76,770$21,115
Amy KlobucharDMN$230,869$34,850
James LankfordROK$129,400$33,625
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$289,355$5,000
Mike LeeRUT$211,880$8,500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$130,041$26,250
Ed MarkeyDMA$804,792$14,250
John McCainRAZ$200,325$33,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$410,427$45,196
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$456,868$121,200
Bob MenéndezDNJ$190,672$64,600
Jeff MerkleyDOR$213,543$12,150
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,000$500
Jerry MoranRKS$160,112$31,549
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$84,600$23,100
Chris MurphyDCT$409,294$19,477
Patty MurrayDWA$564,714$42,974
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$346,502$35,450
Rand PaulRKY$102,979$92,731
David PerdueRGA$119,995$43,150
Gary C. PetersDMI$335,320$103,572
Rob PortmanROH$289,914$118,370
John "Jack" ReedDRI$78,200$5,000
Harry ReidDNV$118,467$7,300
Jim RischRID$42,350$6,725
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$145,250$40,600
Mike RoundsRSD$66,700$13,600
Marco RubioRFL$301,528$65,468
Bernie SandersIVT$338,401$3,050
Ben SasseRNE$56,810$9,985
Brian SchatzDHI$379,126$92,885
Chuck SchumerDNY$617,431$34,300
Tim ScottRSC$243,100$69,650
Jeff SessionsRAL$45,100$10,500
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$297,550$17,550
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$36,000$8,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$153,284$67,150
Dan SullivanRAK$80,200$39,840
Jon TesterDMT$294,465$14,875
John ThuneRSD$312,646$92,204
Thom TillisRNC$128,880$58,396
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$267,418$97,162
Tom UdallDNM$214,139$18,475
David VitterRLA$21,500$27,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$476,018$41,449
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,181,167$33,830
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$149,314$2,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$140,250$12,350
Ron WydenDOR$364,000$32,319

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$103,850$35,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$364,895$53,074
Tammy BaldwinDWI$675,295$20,930
John BarrassoRWY$114,900$38,050
Michael F. BennetDCO$943,941$61,386
Richard BlumenthalDCT$368,043$18,400
Roy BluntRMO$276,450$89,300
Cory A. BookerDNJ$535,651$33,199
John BoozmanRAR$79,800$26,730
Barbara BoxerDCA$9,697$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$662,095$55,203
Richard BurrRNC$136,140$60,050
Maria CantwellDWA$240,416$12,075
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$63,550$35,349
Ben CardinDMD$92,095$16,300
Tom CarperDDE$130,200$7,000
Bob CaseyDPA$240,480$56,700
Bill CassidyRLA$103,250$56,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$24,700$2,200
William Thad CochranRMS$112,550$58,650
Susan M. CollinsRME$97,050$12,750
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$240,879$16,050
Bob CorkerRTN$83,002$41,706
John CornynRTX$244,941$67,300
Tom CottonRAR$136,618$52,196
Mike CrapoRID$89,040$21,750
Ted CruzRTX$185,726$87,983
Steve DainesRMT$169,791$23,150
Joe DonnellyDIN$112,409$30,750
Dick DurbinDIL$177,625$36,781
Mike EnziRWY$61,700$17,500
Joni ErnstRIA$37,100$18,796
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$153,511$10,750
Deb FischerRNE$136,750$19,300
Jeff FlakeRAZ$128,981$29,700
Al FrankenDMN$394,086$16,142
Cory GardnerRCO$255,848$60,590
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$384,004$29,950
Lindsey GrahamRSC$142,825$52,872
Chuck GrassleyRIA$134,950$40,350
Orrin G. HatchRUT$284,331$42,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$221,383$16,150
Heidi HeitkampDND$151,329$9,000
Dean HellerRNV$271,150$28,050
Mazie K. HironoDHI$179,709$28,650
John HoevenRND$47,550$9,140
Jim InhofeROK$65,400$35,350
Johnny IsaksonRGA$164,500$43,574
Ron JohnsonRWI$177,075$50,543
Tim KaineDVA$633,320$45,649
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$93,253$2,650
Mark KirkRIL$76,770$21,115
Amy KlobucharDMN$230,869$34,850
James LankfordROK$129,400$33,625
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$289,355$5,000
Mike LeeRUT$211,880$8,500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$130,041$26,250
Ed MarkeyDMA$804,792$14,250
John McCainRAZ$200,325$33,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$410,427$45,196
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$456,868$121,200
Bob MenéndezDNJ$190,672$64,600
Jeff MerkleyDOR$213,543$12,150
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,000$500
Jerry MoranRKS$160,112$31,549
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$84,600$23,100
Chris MurphyDCT$409,294$19,477
Patty MurrayDWA$564,714$42,974
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$346,502$35,450
Rand PaulRKY$102,979$92,731
David PerdueRGA$119,995$43,150
Gary C. PetersDMI$335,320$103,572
Rob PortmanROH$289,914$118,370
John "Jack" ReedDRI$78,200$5,000
Harry ReidDNV$118,467$7,300
Jim RischRID$42,350$6,725
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$145,250$40,600
Mike RoundsRSD$66,700$13,600
Marco RubioRFL$301,528$65,468
Bernie SandersIVT$338,401$3,050
Ben SasseRNE$56,810$9,985
Brian SchatzDHI$379,126$92,885
Chuck SchumerDNY$617,431$34,300
Tim ScottRSC$243,100$69,650
Jeff SessionsRAL$45,100$10,500
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$297,550$17,550
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$36,000$8,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$153,284$67,150
Dan SullivanRAK$80,200$39,840
Jon TesterDMT$294,465$14,875
John ThuneRSD$312,646$92,204
Thom TillisRNC$128,880$58,396
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$267,418$97,162
Tom UdallDNM$214,139$18,475
David VitterRLA$21,500$27,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$476,018$41,449
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,181,167$33,830
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$149,314$2,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$140,250$12,350
Ron WydenDOR$364,000$32,319

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Cable distributors & service providers$4,571,011
Computer software$4,556,122
Search Engine/Email Services$1,853,916
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
Cell/wireless service providers$1,172,188
Telecommunications$1,085,653
Computer manufacture & services$903,616
Internet & Online Services$579,662
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$533,625
Communications & Electronics$170,401
Other Communication Electronics$5,107
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Auto manufacturers$1,351,111
Engineers - type unknown$1,203,353
Other construction-related products$438,231
Transportation$358,950
Automotive, Misc$123,045
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
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