H.R. 2216 (109th): Global Internet Freedom Act

Introduced:
May 10, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 4741 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 14, 2006

Sponsor
Christopher Cox
Representative for California's 48th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 10, 2005
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 48 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2003

H.R. 4741 (Related)
Global Internet Freedom Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 10, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 10, 2005
Referred to Committee May 10, 2005
 
Full Title

To develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet jamming.

Summary

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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (9R, 3D) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/10/2005--Introduced.
Global Internet Freedom Act - Establishes in the International Broadcasting Bureau the Office of Global Internet Freedom to develop and implement a comprehensive global strategy to combat state-sponsored and state-directed Internet jamming by repressive foreign governments, and the intimidation and persecution by such governments of their citizens who use the Internet. Requires an annual report from the Office to Congress on the status of state-sponsored and state-directed Internet jamming by repressive foreign governments and a description of U.S. efforts to counter such jamming.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should:
(1) denounce repressive foreign governments that engage in Internet jamming;
(2) direct the U.S. Representative to the United Nations (UN) to submit a resolution condemning repressive foreign governments that engage in Internet jamming and deny their citizens the freedom to access and share information on the Internet; and
(3) deploy technologies aimed at defeating state-sponsored and state-directed Internet jamming by repressive foreign governments, and the intimidation and persecution by such governments of their citizens who use the Internet.

House Republican Conference Summary

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