To amend title 18, United States Code, to affirm the rights of United States persons to use and sell encryption and to relax export controls on encryption.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 1999
Length: 136 pages
106th Congress (1999–2000)
This bill was introduced on March 24, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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258 Cosponsors (142 Republicans, 114 Democrats, 2 Independents)
Feb 25, 1999
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Mar 24, 1999
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H.R. 850 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 850. This is the one from the 106th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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