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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Digital Equity Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to establish a State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/25/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
09/26/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/25/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/25/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 09/25/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 09/25/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce09/25/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology09/26/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (09/25/2019)

Digital Equity Act of 2019

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to establish grant programs for (1) promoting digital equity, (2) supporting digital inclusion activities, and (3) building capacity for state-led efforts to increase adoption of broadband by their residents.

Specifically, the bill establishes the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program to make distributions to states based on their populations, demographics, and availability and adoption of broadband. The bill also establishes the Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program for supporting efforts to achieve digital equity, promote digital inclusion, and stimulate adoption of broadband.