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Apr 13, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006
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.
Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2006
Length: 4 pages
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from the definition of public communication.
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 ... Read more >
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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.
Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1606”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 13, 2005
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2005
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1606 — 109th Congress: Online Freedom of Speech Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr1606
“H.R. 1606 — 109th Congress: Online Freedom of Speech Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. November 27, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr1606>
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