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H.R. 1359: Digital GAP Act

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To promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ron Wright

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 17 pages
Introduced
Feb 26, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 20, 2019

This bill passed in the House on May 20, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
82% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Congressman Ron Wright’s Digital GAP Act
    — Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX6] (Sponsor) on May 20, 2019

House Passes Digital GAP Act, Co-Sponsored by Rep. Bera
    — Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 7, 2019

the daily leader: monday, may 20, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 19, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1359 will add $17 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Feb 26, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Apr 9, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 20, 2019
 
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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1359 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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