To promote internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the internet, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 8, 2016
Length: 16 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 7, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
Jun 21, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 14, 2016
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Sep 7, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 5537 (114th) 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. 5537. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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