H.R. 1606 (109th): Online Freedom of Speech Act

Introduced:

Apr 13, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on November 2, 2005.

Sponsor:

Jeb Hensarling
Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district
Republican

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2006
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from the definition of public communication.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 1605 (Related)
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S. 678 (Related)
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Last Action: Mar 17, 2005

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 1606” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Apr 13, 2005
Failed in the House Under Suspension
Nov 2, 2005
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Details

Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (6R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Nov 2, 2005 8:08 p.m.
Failed 225/182

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