Markup: FCC Reauthorization Act
House Commerce Committee will vote on H.R. 4986, FCC Reauthorization Act of 2018
H.R. 4986 was introduced by Rep. Blackburn (R-TN) on February 8, 2018. The legislation reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission and establishes a number of process reforms aimed at improving agency efficiency and transparency. It also authorizes funding for broadcasters impacted by the Commission’s broadcaster repacking process. Finally, the bill includes a section entitled “Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless” (MOBILE NOW) Act. The Committee anticipates that an amendment in the nature of a substitute will offered during the markup.
The amendment and summary will be available prior to the markup.