New legislation introduced in Senate titled “A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to …”

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to ensure just and reasonable charges for telephone and advanced communications services in the correctional and detention facilities.

Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth from the state of IL, along with five cosponsors, introduced bill S.1764 on Jun 10, 2019.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 1 Republicans and 3 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Tammy Duckworth Information

Tammy Duckworth was born on a 1968 in Bangkok.

Tammy Duckworth has held a number of positions, including United States representative, director and assistant secretary.

Roles in Congress

  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for IL from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the Senate 116th congress. She voted along party lines 92.2 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Armed Services. During this period Tammy Duckworth missed 4.73% of the votes, sponsored 32 bills, cosponsored 227 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for IL from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the Senate 115th congress. She voted along party lines 92.91 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. During this period Tammy Duckworth missed 12.85% of the votes, sponsored 55 bills, cosponsored 410 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 8) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. She voted along party lines 93.97 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Select Committee on Benghazi. During this period Tammy Duckworth missed 12.23% of the votes, sponsored 29 bills, cosponsored 266 bills.
  • Served as Representative for IL (district 8) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. She voted along party lines 89.24 percent of the time. She served on the Select Committee on Benghazi, the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Armed Services. During this period Tammy Duckworth missed 6.43% of the votes, sponsored 8 bills, cosponsored 206 bills.
Picture of Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D)

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