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H.R.1580: To affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Greg Walden, R-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 32 (6 Democrats, 26 Republicans)
Introduced April 16, 2013
Latest Major Action May 15, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Declares that it is the policy of the United States to preserve and advance the successful multistakeholder model (under which the private sector, civil society, academia, and individual users operate in an environment where information flows free from government control over content or the freedom of expression) that governs the Internet.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 15, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
May 14, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 14, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 145). (text: CR H2582)

May 14, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2587)
May 14, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 14, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1580.
May 14, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2582-2584)
May 14, 2013 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 3, 2013 Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 21.
May 3, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-50.
April 17, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
April 17, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
April 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.