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H.RES.57: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that in order to continue aggressive growth in the Nation's telecommunications and technology industries, the United States Government should "Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way".

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Declares that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that, in order to continue aggressive growth in the nation's telecommunications and technology industries, the U.S. government should "Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way" by: (1) promoting investment through deregulation and free-market competition; (2) making additional spectrum available for commercial use through unencumbered auctions, reallocation of federal spectrum, and efficient spectrum sharing; (3) establishing a national goal of transmitting high-quality, real-time voice, data, graphics, and video at increasingly higher speeds to all people in the United States, especially in rural and underserved areas; (4) ensuring individual privacy without compromising market efficiencies; and (5) promoting cyber threat sharing for allowing the private sector to actively defend their communications networks.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.