H.R. 275 (110th): Global Online Freedom Act of 2007


Jan 5, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 23, 2007, 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 22, 2008
Length: 32 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)

Section3 - Defines, for this Act, "United States business" to mean:(1) a company with its principal place of business in the United States or that is organized under the U.S. ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 5, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 23, 2007
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 275”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (4R, 4D) (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. 4780 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2006

H.R. 2271 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 6, 2009

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