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

Text:

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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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History

Apr 13, 2005
 
Introduced

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Nov 2, 2005
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

Mar 13, 2006
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

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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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