Summary: S.J.Res.77 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (04/17/1991)

Calls for: (1) the Department of State to undertake to convince the Government of Saudi Arabia to eliminate the surcharge on telephone calls by U.S. service persons where Saudi facilities are not used in transmission and to reduce the charge applicable to calls using Saudi facilities; (2) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to exercise its existing regulatory authority to ensure that local and interexchange telephone service providers adopt flexible billing procedures and policies in connection with costs incurred by service persons or their families for telephone calls to and from the Persian Gulf; (3) the FCC to work with State authorities to ensure that no family or spouse is disconnected from basic telephone service due to financial hardship imposed by such costs; and (4) U.S. long distance service carriers to file, and the FCC to immediately consider, special reduced rates to and from the Saudi Arabia theater for the duration of the conflict.