H. R. 530, Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019.

Summary: To provide that certain actions by the Federal Communications Commission shall have no force or effect. Actions by the Federal Communications Commission in “Accelerating Wireless and Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment” (83 Fed. Reg. 51867) and the Federal Communications Commission’s Declaratory Ruling in “Third Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling” (FCC 18–111) shall have no force or effect. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/08/19.

  • I’m proud to cosponsor the Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019 because local communities know their neighborhoods best when it comes to expanding internet access effectively and efficiently in . (Source: Twitter, 4/11/2019)

STATUS: Introduced 1/14/19 by Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]. 

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

  • The members of the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, and The United States Conference of Mayors request your leadership in helping preserve local zoning and regulatory authority by cosponsoring the “Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empowering LocalCommunities Act of 2019” (H.R. 530). (Source: National League of Cities)
  • The City of San Jose is leading a coalition of nearly 100 cities, towns, counties, and associations of localities in suing the FCC arguing that the FCC lacks the statutory authority to issue such regulations. The Cities of Burlingame, San Bruno, and San Francisco have also joined the City of San Jose in its lawsuit. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA-14) joined Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18) as a cosponsor of the bill. (Source: Scientists for Wired Technology)
  • Urge your members of Congress to support and cosponsor the Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019 (H.R. 530). Introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) on January 14, 2019, the legislation would effectively rescind the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 5G broadband deployment rule – Streamlining Deployment of Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, which NACo opposed. (Source: National Association of Counties)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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