H.R. 6530 (112th): Global Free Internet Act of 2012


Sep 21, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Zoe Lofgren

Representative for California's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2012
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To combat trade barriers that threaten the maintenance of an open Internet, that mandate unique technology standards as a condition of market access and related measures, and to promote online free expression and the free flow of information.

Summary (CRS)

9/21/2012--Introduced.Global Free Internet Act of 2012 - Establishes a Task Force on the Global Internet to be hosted by the Department of Commerce.Requires the Task Force to develop and implement ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 21, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6530”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 889 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

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