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

Introduced:
Apr 13, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Failed Under Suspension) in a previous session of 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.

Introduced
Apr 13, 2005
Failed in the House Under Suspension
Nov 02, 2005
 
Sponsor
Jeb Hensarling
Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2006
Length
4 pages
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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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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Nov 02, 2005 8:08 p.m.
Failed 225/182

Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (6R, 3D) (show)
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3/13/2006--Reported to House without amendment.
Online Freedom of Speech Act - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from the meaning of public communication subject to the Act.

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