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Communications and Technology Subcommittee to Vote on Discussion Draft of the “Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011"

December 1, 2011

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has scheduled a markup on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on a Discussion Draft of the “Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011.” The JOBS Act will spur significant job creation, advance wireless broadband service, help bring interoperable broadband communications to public safety officials, and generate deficit reduction.

Background Memo

Discussion Draft:
Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum Act of 2011

Text of the JOBS Act as amended and approved by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

Opening Statement of Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden

Opening Statement of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton

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Amendments offered to the Discussion Draft

AuthorDescription and Link to TextOutcome Vote
EshooRegarding an amendment in the nature of a substitute Defeated8-16
Bilbray, DingellRegarding international coordination of broadcast TV spectrumAdoptedVoice
StearnsRegarding the appointment of FCC technical staffWithdrawn---
RushRegarding the tax treatment of a transaction for the relinquishment of some or all of a broadcast television licensee’s spectrum usage rightWithdrawn---
RogersRegarding national security restrictions on the use of funds and auction participationAdoptedVoice
WaldenRregarding an en bloc amendmentAdoptedVoice
Shimkus, EshooRegarding implementation and operation of next generation 911 servicesAdoptedVoice
BlackburnRegarding conditions on Commission licensesAdoptedVoice

The Discussion Draft was favorably reported, 17-6, as amended.

U.S. Representative Fred Upton

U.S. Representative Joe L. Barton

Congressman Fred Upton has represented the commonsense values of southwest Michigan since 1987. In 2010, Fred was selected by his House colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Read More»;