|Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) speaks at a net neutrality event at |
The Heritage Foundation on December 21.
(Photo: Heritage Foundation)
The filing of the bill, now named H.R. 96 The Internet Freedom Act, by Blackburn has been widely reported and anticipated since her comments in December during the deliberations by FCC Commissioners over what would become the Open Internet Order voted through on December 21. The current legislation appears identical to Blackburn's filed proposal during the previous Congress.
Given the processing of hundreds of pieces of legislation filed at the beginning of the current Congress however, the full text of the bill is not yet available via the Thomas legislative tracking service of Library of Congress. We publish the bill below, as it was provided to this publication this morning by Rep. Blackburn's communications director, Claude Chafin.
Blackburn Internet Freedom Act - H.R. 96 of 112th Congress