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- Full Title
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to restrict the making of obscene and indecent communications by telephone.
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Mar 25, 1987
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1786”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
172 cosponsors (108R, 64D)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 28, 1988
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 1786 — 100th Congress: Telephone Decency Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/100/hr1786
“H.R. 1786 — 100th Congress: Telephone Decency Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1987. February 13, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/100/hr1786>
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