Summary: To require Federal agencies with jurisdiction over broadband deployment to enter into an interagency agreement related to certain types of funding for broadband deployment. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 12/09/19.
STATUS: Introduced 9/11/19 by Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Connecting our rural communities is one of my top priorities,” said Congressman Pence. “As I travel throughout Indiana’s Sixth District, the lack of high-speed internet access is a critical issue impacting Hoosiers in rural communities. I’ve heard stories from students who drive to McDonald’s just to complete their homework, stories from medical providers struggling to utilize telehealth advancements, and stories from our farmers who are disconnected from global markets. We must close the digital divide and ensure rural America is not left behind.”A Senate companion, S. 1294, was introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). (Source: Rep. Pence, Press Release, 9/12/19)
Link to the text of the bill.
Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.