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H.R. 1006: Open Internet Act of 2019

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To amend title I of the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for internet openness, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert Latta

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Feb 6, 2019

Introduced on Feb 6, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 6, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Latta Votes No on Government Takeover of the Internet; Champions Legislation to Codify Net Neutrality Principles
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Sponsor) on Apr 10, 2019

Cole Statement on Democratic Takeover of the Internet
    — Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Bucshon Votes Against House Democrats’ Government Takeover of the Internet
    — Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 10, 2019

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Feb 6, 2019

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