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H.R. 3816 (117th): American Innovation and Choice Online Act

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To provide that certain discriminatory conduct by covered platforms shall be unlawful, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2022
Length: 26 pages
Jun 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 24, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


47 Cosponsors (38 Democrats, 9 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 2992 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jan 20, 2022


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Judiciary Committee Publishes Final Report on Competition in the Digital Marketplace
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Jul 19, 2022

Buck Announces DOJ Support for Bill to Protect Digital Competition
    — Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 29, 2022

Lofgren Statement Ahead of Judiciary Committee Markup of Tech Antitrust Bills
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA18] on Jun 23, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3816 will add $172 million in new spending through 2027.


Jun 11, 2021

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Jun 23, 2021
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 24, 2021
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.

H.R. 3816 (117th) 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. 3816. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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