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H.R. 600: Digital GAP Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 600 codifies and promotes key principles and practices to promote internet access in developing countries. Specifically, the legislation:

  • Establishes that it will be the policy of the United States to promote the efforts of developing countries to expand first-time mobile or broadband internet access through capacity building, standardization of cost effective “build-once” policies, improvements in regulatory and investment climates, and partnerships with the private sector.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of State should designate a dedicated Assistant Secretary for Cyberspace to lead diplomatic cyberspace policy ...

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Royce

Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017
Length: 17 pages

Jan 23, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 24, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 24, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 23, 2017

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Jan 24, 2017
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.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 600 is 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.

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