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H.R.96 Internet Freedom Act, 112th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Feb 01, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Communications and Technology

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  • 37% of users oppose H.R.96

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    37% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.96.
  • H.R.96 has been viewed 20,935 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would take regulatory authority over the internet away from the Federal Communications Commission and give it to Congress. The text reads: "The Federal Communications Commission shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services." It would allow the FCC to continue issuing regulations that are designed to assist law enforcement, ensure public safety, and protect national security.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would take regulatory authority over the internet away from the Federal Communications Commission and give it to Congress. The text reads: "The Federal Communications Commission shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services." It would allow the FCC to continue issuing regulations that are designed to assist law enforcement, ensure public safety, and protect national security.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Internet Freedom Coalition

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    • Unemployed Workers Action Group

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    • Freedomworks

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    • Americans For Prosperity

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    Opposing Organizations

    • American Association of Law Libraries

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    • American Library Association

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    • Save the Internet.com Coalition

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      I know that the organization Save the Internet.com Coalition opposes H.R.96

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 10, 2011, by christapher - To those who would support this anti-neutrality measure, I wonder how you will feel when AT&T charges you $20 more to access OpenCongress.

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      As noted by christapher, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 10, 2011, "To those who would support this anti-neutrality measure, I wonder how you will feel when AT&T charges you $20 more to access OpenCongress."
    • On January 13, 2011, by invient - The free market solves all problems... just look at housing market! Now, lets give them control over the internet, keep citizens uniformed, and fall below the 15th spot in "best internet infrastructure"

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      As noted by invient, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 13, 2011, "The free market solves all problems... just look at housing market! Now, lets give them control over the internet, keep citizens uniformed, and fall below the 15th spot in "best internet infrastructure""
    • On January 13, 2011, by christapher - MetroPCS just announced that access to Netflix and Skype or other "advanced HTML" websites require you spring for the top payment plan. Lower plans still have access to YouTube, despite similar data requirements. "Free market regulation" works better in industries that don't have you tied to a $300 early termination fee.

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      As noted by christapher, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 13, 2011, "MetroPCS just announced that access to Netflix and Skype or other "advanced HTML" websites require you spring for the top payment plan. Lower plans still have access to YouTube, despite similar data requirements. "Free market regulation" works better in industries that don't have you tied to a $300 early termination fee."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Loveland 912 Project Action List - What to - July 26, 2012 by admin - INTERNET: (a) FCC: Internet Freedom Act-prohibition of FCC from further regulating the internet-HR 96. (b) NET ... Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support HR 96 and H.Res. 628.Telephone your ...

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      As noted by admin on July 26, 2012, "INTERNET: (a) FCC: Internet Freedom Act-prohibition of FCC from further regulating the internet-HR 96. (b) NET ... Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support HR 96 and H.Res. 628.Telephone your ..." (/url?q=http://www.rightturncolorado.org/loveland-912-project-action-list-what-to/&sa=U&ei=NH0TUMCgMan00gGM-oHQCQ&ved=0CCsQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNH3ivPVbtqutssfcAhyEV9QSwUbKw)
    • Loveland 912 Project Action List - What to - July 25, 2012 by admin - INTERNET: (a) FCC: Internet Freedom Act-prohibition of FCC from further regulating the internet-HR 96. (b) NET ... Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support HR 96 and H.Res. 628.Telephone your ...

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      As noted by admin on July 25, 2012, "INTERNET: (a) FCC: Internet Freedom Act-prohibition of FCC from further regulating the internet-HR 96. (b) NET ... Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support HR 96 and H.Res. 628.Telephone your ..." (/url?q=http://www.rightturncolorado.org/loveland-912-project-action-list-what-to/&sa=U&ei=wg8SUNe4HomC8ASAm4CQAQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNE-JmI8lrdyx141c5t2_HkgPAIXTw)
    • PBS 'Need To Know' Documentary Tackles Border Patrol Abuse - July 24, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - The documentary also shows hidden camera footage of agents emptying out gallons of water set out in the desert by an NGO, intended to help border crossers stave off dehydration. ... According to the <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/ 112-h

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 24, 2012, "The documentary also shows hidden camera footage of agents emptying out gallons of water set out in the desert by an NGO, intended to help border crossers stave off dehydration. ... According to the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/ 112-h" (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/pbs-need-to-know-border-patrol-abuse_n_1694746.html&sa=U&ei=JOgWUI6bL4OQ8wSZ3YGgAQ&ved=0CCcQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNFtMGQc6K3-TyWiENkLqGU97vXU0g)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Penn State Creates New Background Check Policy - July 07, 2012 by State College - Launched Thursday, three of the university's policies – HR69, HR95 and HR96 – were combined into a new policy, HR99, also known as "Background Check Process." It's a more comprehensive procedure falling in line with recently issued U.S. Equal ...

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      As noted by State College on July 07, 2012, "Launched Thursday, three of the university's policies – HR69, HR95 and HR96 – were combined into a new policy, HR99, also known as "Background Check Process." It's a more comprehensive procedure falling in line with recently issued U.S. Equal ..." (http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/penn-state-creates-new-background-check-policy-1084967/)
    • Penn State Creates HR99, a New and Required Background Check Policy - July 06, 2012 by State College - Launched Thursday, three of the university's policies – HR69, HR95 and HR96 – were combined into a new policy, HR99, also known as "Background Check Process." It is a more comprehensive procedure falling in line with recently issued U.S. Equal ...

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      As noted by State College on July 06, 2012, "Launched Thursday, three of the university's policies – HR69, HR95 and HR96 – were combined into a new policy, HR99, also known as "Background Check Process." It is a more comprehensive procedure falling in line with recently issued U.S. Equal ..." (http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/penn-state-creates-hr99-a-new-and-required-background-check-policy-1084967/)
    • Penn State Introduces New Background Check for Final Job Approval - July 06, 2012 by Gant Daily - Three of the University’s prior policies (HR69, HR95 and HR96) have been combined into the new HR99 policy, “Background Check Process,” incorporating a more comprehensive procedure that also ensures compliance with recently issued U.S ...

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      As noted by Gant Daily on July 06, 2012, "Three of the University’s prior policies (HR69, HR95 and HR96) have been combined into the new HR99 policy, “Background Check Process,” incorporating a more comprehensive procedure that also ensures compliance with recently issued U.S ..." (http://gantdaily.com/2012/07/06/penn-state-introduces-new-background-check-for-final-job-approval/)
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