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A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF INTER-
OR RADIO, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
MARCH 9, 10, 13, 14, AND 15, 1934
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate Commerce
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE
CLARENCE C. DILL, Washington, Chairman
ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina JAMES COUZENS, Michigan
SIMEON D. FESS, Ohio
JESSE H. METCALF, Rhode Island ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky
HAMILTON F. KEAN, New Jersey M. M. NEELY, West Virginia
DANIEL O. HASTINGS, Delaware WILLIAM H. DIETERICH, Illinois
H. D. HATFIELD, West Virginia AUGUSTINE LONERGAN, Connecticut WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine HUEY P. LONG, Louisiana
ARTHUR CAPPER, Kansas
RALPH A. NOBRENBERG, Olerk
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1934
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10:30 a.m.,, in room 414, Senate Office Building, Senator Clarence C. Dill (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. A number of the Senators will be a little late, but they have sent word that they could be counted as a quorum.
This meeting has been called to hold hearings on Senate bill 2910, a bill to provide for the regulation of interstate and foreign communications by wire or radio, and for other purposes. It is a bill that has been prepared to carry out the desires of the President, primarily, in his message to Congress, to combine the regulatory powers now exercised in the Interstate Commerce Commission and Radio Commission over communications. I will have the bill printed in the hearings at this point.
(The bill referred to follows:)
[S. 2910, 73d Cong., 2d sess.)
A BILL To provide for the regulation of interstate and foreign communications by wire
or radio, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE I-GENERAL PROVISIONS
PURPOSES OF ACT; CREATION OF FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
SECTION 1. For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States a rapid, efficient, nation-wide, and worldwide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire and radio communication, there is hereby created a commission to be known as the “ Federal Communications Commission ", which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided.
APPLICATION OF ACT
SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all interstate and foreign communication by wire or radio and all interstate and foreign transmission of energy by radio, which originates and/or is received within the United States, and to all persons engaged within the United States in such communication or