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S. 3034 (114th): Protecting Internet Freedom Act

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) won the second-most number of delegates among Republican candidates, but he couldn’t stop the momentum of Donald Trump and dropped out on May 3. He is widely considered the most likely of the four senators who ran for president in 2016 to do so again in 2020, if the opportunity presents itself. Since dropping out, Cruz has introduced one bill, out of the 36 he has introduced this Congress: S. 3034, the Protecting Internet Freedom Act.

Since the early days of the Internet, the U.S. government has helped oversee the Internet domain name system which allows people to access most websites, through a subdivision of the Department of Commerce called the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The Obama Administration has to decide by September ...

Sponsor and status

Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2016
Length: 6 pages
Jun 8, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


10 Cosponsors (10 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: Article in The Washington Times Urges Congress to Stop Internet Handover Before September 30 Deadline
    — Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] (Sponsor) on Sep 15, 2016

Senator Lankford in The Bartlesville Examiner: Giving away control of the internet
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 7, 2016

Senator Lankfords Office Releases Biannual Activity Report
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 11, 2016

More statements at ProPublica Represent...


Jun 8, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3034 (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 S. 3034. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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