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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S2919 on Apr 24, 2008

Signature Legislation: requiring telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers
Source: Signaling Modernization Act (S.2919)
Requires telecommunications service providers or IP-enabled voice service providers (VOIP) to ensure that all voice communications service traffic originating on its network contains the signaling information reasonably needed to facilitate inter-carrier billing in accordance with industry standards. Requires a provider that transports or transits traffic between voice communications service providers to forward the signaling information it receives from another provider (without altering such signaling information) that is reasonably needed to facilitate inter-carrier billing in accordance with industry standards, except as otherwise permitted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers
  • Headline 2: Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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Democrats participating in 08-S2919

Byron Dorgan s2oND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Russell Feingold s2oPOTUS Democrat 
Daniel Inouye s2oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Mark Pryor s2oAR Democratic Sr Senator 

Republicans participating in 08-S2919

Kay Bailey Hutchison s2oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Gordon Harold Smith s2oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s1iAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
John Thune s2oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 

Independents participating in 08-S2919

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0

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