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    I would really appreciate some coverage on the economy. How can I possibly attack wilder if I don't know how many jobs were lost?
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    Mr. President, The following bill has passed in both houses of Congress, and is presented for your signature. /s/ Pete Sessions, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives /s/ Osiris Storm, President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017
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    ((My position is that you still may be asked questions about your past. However, you are not required to answer with the sort of detail expected in RL nominations, but rather with reasonable understanding of what those jobs/tenures would involve.))
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    Conrad has been given 3 warning points for harassment on Telegram.
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    I'll see if we can't whip up some economic data for you angsty types.
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    IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mr. Nikolao (for himself, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Clay and Mr. Storm) introduced the following bill with thanks to Mr. Manchin; A BILL To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a methodology for the collection by the Commission of information about commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service, and for other purposes. Section 1. Short title This Act may be cited as the “Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017”. Section 2. Methodology for collection of mobile service coverage data (a) Definitions In this section— (1) the term “commercial mobile data service” has the meaning given the term in section 6001 of the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1401); (2) the term “commercial mobile service” has the meaning given the term in section 332(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d)); (3) the term “Commission” means the Federal Communications Commission; (4) the term “coverage data” means, if commercial mobile service or commercial mobile data service is available, information about the service, which may include available speed tiers and performance characteristics; and (5) the term “Universal Service program” means the universal service support mechanisms established under section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254) and the regulations issued under that section. (b) Methodology established Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall promulgate regulations to establish a methodology that shall apply to the collection of coverage data by the Commission for the purposes of— (1) the Universal Service program; or (2) any other similar program. (c)Requirements The methodology established under subsection (b) shall— (1) contain standard definitions for different speed tiers, such as the 2G, 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE tiers; (2) ensure that coverage data is collected in a consistent and robust way; (3) improve the validity and reliability of coverage data; and (4) increase the efficiency of coverage data collection. Section 3. Plain English Summary This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish a consistent methodology for its collection of coverage data about the available speed tiers and performance characteristics of commercial mobile and data service for the Universal Service program or any similar programs.

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