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Official Title as Introduced

To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal Service Fund programs.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/22/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
01/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/22/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/22/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 01/22/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce01/22/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology01/25/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/22/2019)

This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress on the filing requirements for telecommunications carriers or service providers that receive Universal Service Fund program support to provide service to qualifying low-income consumers, rural or high-cost areas, rural health care providers, schools, or libraries. The report must analyze the financial impact of those filing requirements and provide any recommendations on how to consolidate redundant filing requirements.

After receiving the GAO report, the FCC must initiate a rulemaking to consolidate redundant filing requirements and incorporate any of the reported recommendations.