Bill Number: S-3285
Public Law Number: 73-416
Enacted - Signed by the President
Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.
An act to provide for the regulation of interstate and foreign communication by wire or radio, and for other purposes.
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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.