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What is the Ray Baum's Act?


Ray Baum was a politician and lawyer who was born in Oregon in 1955, and passed on in 2018. During his career, Baum served as an Oregon legislator and top congressional aide, as well as a public utility commissioner. Baum worked with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in telecommunications.

While the Ray Baum’s Act is associated with him by namesake, it is also based on the acronym of the title “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act.” Learn more about the history and purpose of this act, as well as the interesting provisions that this act entails.