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Communications Act

Bill Number: S-3285

Public Law Number: 73-416

Enacted - Signed by the President

Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.

Full title...
An act to provide for the regulation of interstate and foreign communication by wire or radio, and for other purposes.

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Bill Text (Reading difficulty: Hard)

What this bill does

This law was enacted to regulate national communications by wire or radio.

Federal Agency Created

This bill created the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

President can take control during emergencies

Section 706 of the law gives the president virtually unlimited powers regarding telecommunications. It also authorizes the president to use the military to enforce the provisions.

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