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Restoring Internet Freedom Act

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A bill 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.

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Date Actions Overview
05/01/2017Introduced in Senate

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05/01/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Cosponsors (11)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 05/01/2017
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] 05/04/2017
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 05/04/2017
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 05/11/2017

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation05/01/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/01/2017)

Restoring Internet Freedom Act

This bill 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.

The FCC is prohibited 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 bill.