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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Internet Freedom Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service.

Actions Overview (1)

03/03/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/06/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/03/2015Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/03/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (54)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 03/03/2015
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 03/04/2015
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 03/04/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 03/04/2015
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 03/04/2015
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 03/04/2015
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 03/04/2015
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 03/04/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 03/04/2015
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 03/04/2015
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 03/04/2015
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/04/2015
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 03/04/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 03/13/2015
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 03/13/2015
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 03/13/2015
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 03/13/2015
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 03/13/2015
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 03/13/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 03/13/2015
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 03/13/2015
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 03/13/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 03/13/2015
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 03/13/2015
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 03/13/2015
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 03/25/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 03/25/2015
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 04/16/2015
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 04/16/2015
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 04/16/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 04/16/2015
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 04/28/2015
Rep. Jolly, David W. [R-FL-13] 07/13/2015
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 07/13/2015
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 05/03/2016
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 05/03/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/03/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology03/06/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/03/2015)

Internet Freedom Act

Nullifies the rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26, 2015, relating to the reclassification of broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service.

Prohibits the FCC from reissuing such rule in substantially the same form, or from issuing a new rule that is substantially the same, unless the rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after enactment of this Act.

Exempts any rule that the FCC determines is necessary for national security, public safety, or assistance to law enforcement.