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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

RESCUE Act of 2012
Restore Effective Statistics to the Calculation of USF Expenditures Act of 2012

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide that an Order of the Federal Communications Commission adopting a methodology for establishing certain benchmarks for Universal Service Fund high-cost loop support shall have no force or effect and to require the Commission to prepare a report on alternatives to such methodology.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/21/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
09/26/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/21/2012Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/21/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce09/21/2012 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology09/26/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/21/2012)

Restore Effective Statistics to the Calculation of USF Expenditures Act of 2012 or the RESCUE Act of 2012 - Prohibits the Order of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Matter of Connect America Fund and High-Cost Universal Service Support from having any force or effect after the enactment of this Act. (The FCC Order relates to Universal Service Fund [USF] expenditures and the adoption, on April 25, 2012, of a methodology for establishing benchmarks for capital and operating costs reimbursable to rate-of-return cost companies from high-cost loop support.)

Directs the FCC to report to Congress on alternatives to the methodology in such Order and to make such report available to the public on the FCC website.

Prohibits the FCC from adopting such an alternative methodology until a specified period after the report is submitted to Congress.