H.R. 4780 (109th): Global Online Freedom Act of 2006


Feb 16, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2006
Length: 27 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to protect United States businesses from coercion to participate in repression by authoritarian foreign governments, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/16/2006--Introduced.Global Online Freedom Act of 2006 - States that it is the policy of the United States to:(1) promote the ability of all to access and contribute information, ideas, and ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 16, 2006

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. 4780”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (8R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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