Executive Session

Senate Commerce Committee

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 10:00am
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Live Event

The committee will consider:

  1. S. 2427, FAIR Contributions Act (Wicker, Capito, Luján). This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study and report on the feasibility of funding the Universal Service Fund through contributions from edge providers (i.e., providers of online content or services, such as search engines). The report must consider (1) the type and size of firms and services on which contributions could be assessed, (2) equity issues related to current versus alternative systems for contributing to the fund, (3) the effect of any change to the contribution system on the telecommunications bills of consumers, and (4) the sustainability of the fund and how to ensure that fund disbursements are consistent and predictable over time.
  2. S. 3053, Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation Act (PRECIP Act) (Wicker)
  3. S. 3232, Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act (STURDY Act) (Klobuchar, Blumenthal, Markey, Baldwin, Luján)
  4. S. 3278, Reese’s Law (Blumenthal, Blackburn, Markey, Luján)
  5. S. 3290, National MEP Supply Chain Database Act of 2021 (Blackburn)
  6. S. 3429, Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act (Sullivan)
  7. S. 3533, Volcanic Ash and Fumes Act of 2022 (Schatz)
  8. S. 3692, Network Equipment Transparency Act (NET Act) (Hickenlooper, Moran, Tester, Capito). The  bill would require the FCC’s Annual Broadband Deployment Report to describe to Congress the impact of supply chain disruptions on the deployment of broadband service.
  9. S. 4145, Consumer Protection Remedies Act of 2022 (Cantwell)
  10. Nomination of Admiral Linda L. Fagan, to be the Coast Guard Commandant (PN1947)
  11. Coast Guard Nominations (PN1916PN1945PN2000PN2001)