H.Res. 57: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that in order to continue aggressive growth in the Nation’s telecommunications and technology industries, the United States Government should “Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way”.

Feb 06, 2013
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Robert Latta
Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district
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H.Res. 175 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Mar 16, 2011


This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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Declares that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that, in order to continue aggressive growth in the nation's telecommunications and technology industries, the U.S. government should "Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way" by:
(1) promoting investment through deregulation and free-market competition;
(2) making additional spectrum available for commercial use through unencumbered auctions, reallocation of federal spectrum, and efficient spectrum sharing;
(3) establishing a national goal of transmitting high-quality, real-time voice, data, graphics, and video at increasingly higher speeds to all people in the United States, especially in rural and underserved areas;
(4) ensuring individual privacy without compromising market efficiencies; and
(5) promoting cyber threat sharing for allowing the private sector to actively defend their communications networks.

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