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H.R. 5252 (109th): Advanced Telecommunications and Opportunities Reform Act

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To promote the deployment of broadband networks and services.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Barton

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2006
Length: 288 pages
May 1, 2006
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 8, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.


55 Cosponsors (36 Republicans, 19 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 5252 - Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006 (Jun 8, 2006)

What legislators are saying

Lofgren Decries Lack of Net Neutrality Protection in COPE Act
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] on Jun 9, 2006

Oregon Speaks Out for Net Neutrality
    — Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] on Dec 6, 2006

Lofgren Urges Protection of Net Neutrality on House Floor
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] on Jun 8, 2006

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May 1, 2006

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May 17, 2006
Ordered Reported

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Jun 8, 2006
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 29, 2006
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

H.R. 5252 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5252. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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