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H.R. 1006 (116th): 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
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 6, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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

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

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

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Feb 6, 2019

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

H.R. 1006 (116th) 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 H.R. 1006. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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