H.R. 2372 (105th): Internet Protection Act of 1997


Jul 31, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard “Rick” White

Representative for Washington's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 1997
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About the bill

Full Title

To ensure that the development of the Internet and interactive computer services is unfettered by Federal and State regulation.

Summary (CRS)

7/31/1997--Introduced.Internet Protection Act of 1997 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to declare that it shall be U.S. policy to rely on private initiative and to avoid government restriction ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2372”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (5R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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