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[S. Con. Res. 65 Introduced in Senate (IS)]







104th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. CON. RES. 65

Expressing the sense of the Congress that Members should understand and 
 use the Internet to improve the democratic process and to communicate 
                      with the Internet community.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 13, 1996

   Mr. Pressler (for himself and Mr. Leahy) submitted the following 
concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of the Congress that Members should understand and 
 use the Internet to improve the democratic process and to communicate 
                      with the Internet community.

Whereas approximately 18,000,000 people use the Internet and nearly 100,000,000 
        expect to use it by 1998;
Whereas the Internet is changing the way the world communicates, conducts 
        business, and educates;
Whereas the Internet can lead to a more open democratic process if fully 
        utilized by elected representatives;
Whereas many Members of the House of Representatives and Senate do not use 
        electronic mail or World Wide Web sites;
Whereas an increase in the usage and knowledge by Members of the Internet will 
        lead to better policy decisions regarding the Internet and better 
        communications with the Internet community: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) Congress should educate itself about the Internet and 
        use the technology in personal, committee, and leadership 
        offices;
            (2) Congress should work in a bipartisan and bicameral 
        fashion to facilitate the growth and advancement of the 
        Internet;
            (3) Congress should maximize the openness of and 
        participation in government by the people via the Internet so 
        that our constituents can have more information from and more 
        access to their elected representatives;
            (4) Congress should promote commerce and free flow of 
        information on the Internet;
            (5) Congress should advance the United States' world 
        leadership in the digital world by avoiding the passage of laws 
        that stifle innovation and increase regulation of the Internet; 
        and
            (6) Congress should work with the Internet community to 
        receive its input on the issues affecting the Internet that 
        come before Congress.
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