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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.

About the bill

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 ...

Sponsor and status

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 was not enacted.


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.

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

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