H.R. 699: Email Privacy Act


Feb 4, 2015


Passed House on Apr 27, 2016

This bill passed in the House on April 27, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Kevin Yoder

Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016
Length: 13 pages


28% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The bill introduced during this Congress with the most cosponsors is theEmail Privacy Act, with 310 cosponsors, a bipartisan mix of 194 Republicans and 115 Democrats. In theory this bill — H.R. 699, introduced by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS3) — should be a near-lock for passage. But when the same bill was introduced last session, it failed to pass. What ...

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Feb 4, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 13, 2016
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 27, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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