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Dems Unveil Infrastructure Plan With Broadband Focus

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want to put $40 billion toward expanding internet access across the country as part of a $120 billion-plus infrastructure bill they've proposed.

All 31 Democrats on the 55-member committee signed on to the bill, announced Wednesday, which would allocate funds toward broadband rollout and 911 service updates. The committee is expected to vote to advance the bill at a hearing on May 22.

Following the bill's unveiling, House Democratic Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., on Thursday announced the creation of a new rural broadband task force composed of 17 House Democrats who aim to include...

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