H.R. 1746 (112th): CAP Act


May 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Tammy Baldwin

Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 5, 2011
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish signal quality and content requirements for the carriage of public, educational, and governmental channels, to preserve support of such channels, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/5/2011--Introduced.Community Access Preservation Act or the CAP Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require certain cable system operators, with channel capacity for public, educational, or governmental (PEG) ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 5, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1746”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


26 cosponsors (25D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 3745 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 7, 2009

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