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


May 10, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

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


Christopher Cox

Representative for California's 48th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 10, 2005
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About the bill

Full Title

To develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet jamming.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 10, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2216”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (9R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 48 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 2003

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2006

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