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H.R. 4752 (113th): To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over providers of broadband Internet access service.

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The bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to remove the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority over broadband internet providers in order to reduce the regulation of communications services and providers.

Robert Latta [R-OH6] introduced the bill, arguing that it would “ensure the Internet remains open and free from government interference”. Telecommunications lobbies have strongly endorsed the bill, applauding the push for less government interference. shows that these lobbies have donated nearly $11 million to support such measures.

Contrarily, media organizations argue that enacting this bill would allow broadband providers to create a “two-tier internet:,” in which providers could charge companies for consumers to have high-speed access to their pages. The two-tier internet risks creating a “slow lane” for websites that do not or cannot pay for a …

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Robert Latta

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2014
Length: 6 pages
May 28, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 28, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)



May 28, 2014

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H.R. 4752 (113th) 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. 4752. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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