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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 2:11:00 to 2:17:05
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Rick Boucher

2:10:56 to 2:11:17( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: so with that, mr. s have no further speakers. so i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from virginia. >> mr. speaker, i yield to myself 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. >> mr. speaker, i simply want to commend my colleagues on the republican side for their bipartisan cooperation in bringing this much-needed measure bere the house. our committee performs best when

Rick Boucher

2:11:00 to 2:17:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Rick Boucher

2:11:18 to 2:11:38( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: it works in a bipartisan vote. and we have done that with regard to this measure. we will do it with regard to the measure that will shortly be considered. i also want to commend the gentleman from new york for his persistence in bringing this important measure to the house now for the third time. i very much hope as i know he does that we will be successful

Rick Boucher

2:11:39 to 2:11:59( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: in having the measure passed -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. boucher: with that, mr. speaker, i have no further requests for time and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill ised and

Rick Boucher

2:12:00 to 2:12:20( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. without objection, the title is amended. the gtleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to h.r. 3125. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill.

Rick Boucher

2:12:21 to 2:12:41( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: the clerk: h.r. 3125, a bill to require an inventory of radio spectrum bands managed by the national telecommunications and information administration and the federal communications commission. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. boucher, and the gentleman from florida, mr. stearns, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i ask

Rick Boucher

2:12:42 to 2:13:03( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: unanimous consent that all members will have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on the measure now under consideration and to insert extraneous material into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boucher: and, mr. speaker, i yield to myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boucher: wireless communications services are rapidly growing.

Rick Boucher

2:13:04 to 2:13:24( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: each year millions of users graduate from basic cellular telephone services to smart telephones that employ a broad range of data services. those services require far greater bandwidth than traditional cellular telephones. and the data services that are offered through smart phones are

Rick Boucher

2:13:25 to 2:13:45( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: becoming ever more sophisticated. often ploying full motion video as part of the range of applications that can be made available through the smart phones. the combination of greater smart phone use and far more elaborate applications is placing unprecedented demands on our limited reless spectrum availability.

Rick Boucher

2:13:46 to 2:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: to meet these growing needs in t near future, more spectrum must be made available for commercial wireless communications services. and that new spectrum would be made available for auction to the successful wireless bidders. even the launch later this year of the fourth generation of wireless services by the major

Rick Boucher

2:14:08 to 2:14:28( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: cellular service providers using the spectrum that was previously occupied by the television broadcasters for their analogue television transmissions will only provide a brief respite with regard to these ever rising demands for additional spectrum. and so we clearly are compelled

Rick Boucher

2:14:29 to 2:14:51( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: to act. . responding to this need i joipped with chairman waxman, our full committee ranking member, the gentleman from texas, mr. barton, and my friend and colleague on the subcommittee, our subcommittee ranking member, mr. stearns, in introducing the radio spectrum inventory act which is before the house this morning.

Rick Boucher

2:14:52 to 2:15:14( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: it directs the ntia in the u.s. department of commerce and the federal communications commission to undertake a comprehensive survey of the nation's spectrum and report to us on current spectrum utele ization and include recommendations of which, if any, of the least utilized blos of spectrum could be reallocated for commercialse

Rick Boucher

2:15:15 to 2:15:36( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: or subjected to spectrum sharing with commercial users. the measure is a thoughtful aroach to meeting the extraordinary spectrum demands that our nation will soon face. it will produce a timely blueprint for our future decisions about which spectrum should be reallocated for auctions to commercial service providers.

Rick Boucher

2:15:37 to 2:15:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: under the bill within one year of the date of enactment, the ntia and the f.c. would also create a website to make the spectrum inventory publicly available. they would report the results of the inventory to the house and senate commerce committees within two years of the date of enactment and that report would

Rick Boucher

2:15:58 to 2:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: include a description of the information that could not be made publicly available for national security reasons. the agencies would also within two years submit to the house and senate commerce committees a reallocation report that would include a recommendation of which spectrum should be reallocated or otherwise made

Rick Boucher

2:16:20 to 2:16:41( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: available for shared access. that recommendation should be updatedby the agencies in follow-on reports to the committees which are to be committed every other year fog the submission of the initial report. those follow-on reports may be updates to the initial report and not necessarily be top-to-bottom reviews.

Rick Boucher

2:16:42 to 2:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: i want to express appreciation to our colleagues on the bipartisan basis, mr. waxman, mr. barton, mr. stearns, other members of the subcommittee who at our hearing and markup sessions in the subcommittee contributed richly to our dialogue and to structuring the legislation that we have before us this morning.

Rick Boucher

2:17:03 to 2:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: it is a bipartisan measure. all of the committee members

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