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11-HR096 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Internet Freedom Act
Source: H.R.96
Congressional Summary:Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proposing, promulgating, or issuing any regulations with regard to the Internet or IP-enabled services. Makes such prohibition non-applicable to regulations that are determined necessary to:
  1. prevent damage to U.S. national security;
  2. ensure public safety; or
  3. assist or facilitate any actions taken by federal and state law enforcement agencies.

Congressional Findings:

  • The Internet and all IP-enabled services are services affecting interstate commerce; and
  • such services are not subject to the jurisdiction of any State or municipal locality.

OnTheIssues Explanation: This bill opposes "net neutrality," the principle that all users should have equal access to the Internet. By disallowing FCC regulation, commercial carriers could create "tiered service" (which is the opposite of "net neutrality"). Tiered Internet service would allow, for example, faster access for companies who paid more (such as for ads).

  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to end net neutrality; allow tiered service

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HR096

Dan Boren s1oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 

Republicans participating in 11-HR096

Michele Bachmann s1oMinnesota Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1oCalifornia Republican 
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s2iTennessee Republican 
Jo Bonner s1oAlabama Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Vern Buchanan s1oFlorida Republican 
Michael Burgess s1oTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Bill Cassidy s1oLA Republican Challenger 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican 
Renee Ellmers s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
John Fleming s1oLouisiana Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican 
Cory Gardner s1oColorado Republican 
Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas Republican 
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia Republican 
Brett Guthrie s1oKentucky Republican 
Gregg Harper s1oMississippi Republican 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jim Jordan s1oOhio Republican 
Adam Kinzinger s1oIllinois Republican 
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1oWyoming Republican 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas Republican 
David McKinley s1oWest Virginia Republican 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida Republican 
Tim Murphy s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican 
Pete Olson s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Pence s1oIN Republican Governor 
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Ted Poe s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas Republican 
Tom Reed s1oNew York Republican 
Phil Roe s1oTennessee Republican 
Mike Rogers s1oMichigan Republican 
Steve Scalise s1oLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Marlin Stutzman s1oIndiana Republican 
John Sullivan s1oOklahoma Republican 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Greg Walden s1oOregon Republican 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican 

Independents participating in 11-HR096

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 56
Independents: 0

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