Text: H.R.3995 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/10/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3995


To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband internet access service for veterans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 10, 2017

Mr. McNerney (for himself and Mr. Kinzinger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband internet access service for veterans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Report on promoting broadband internet access service for veterans.

(a) Veteran defined.—In this section, the term “veteran” has the meaning given the term in section 101 of title 38, United States Code.

(b) Report required.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband internet access service for veterans, in particular low-income veterans and veterans residing in rural areas. In such report, the Commission shall—

(1) examine such access and how to promote such access; and

(2) provide findings and recommendations for Congress with respect to such access and how to promote such access.

(c) Public notice and opportunity To comment.—In preparing the report required by subsection (b), the Commission shall provide the public with notice and an opportunity to comment on broadband internet access service for veterans, in particular low-income veterans and veterans residing in rural areas, and how to promote such access.