About the resolution
A Republican bill would block a regulation of President Obama’s that they see as executive overreach, but privacy advocates claim it could allow companies to sell your private Internet and search history. Who’s right?
The context and what the bill does
The Federal Trade Commission maintains jurisdiction over most aspects of the Internet. But after the 2016 election during the lame-duck session, another Washington agency called the Federal Communications Commission issued new regulations related specifically to Internet service providers, also known as ISPs. (You’ve probably heard of some of the country’s biggest ISPs, which include Comcast, Verizon, AT&T;, Time Warner, Cox, and CenturyLink.)
These new rules required all Internet browsing data, as well as data regarding app usage on mobile devices, be subject to the same privacy requirements as sensitive …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 3, 2017
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on April 3, 2017.
24 Cosponsors (24 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Democrats to President Trump: Don't Sign Bill that Repeals Internet Privacy Protections”
— Sen. John F. “Jack” Reed [D-RI] on Mar 30, 2017
“Menendez, Booker Call on POTUS to Protect Americans’ Personal Information”
— Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] on Mar 30, 2017
“Protecting Internet Privacy Rules”
— Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] on Mar 31, 2017
S.J.Res. 34 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 34. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”, Pub. L. No. 115-22, S.J. Res. 34, 115th Cong. (2017).
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