Monday, November 21, 2005

H.R. 1606

This is what it says:

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109TH CONGRESS
H. R. 1606
1ST SESSION

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to excludecommunications over the Internet from the definition of public communication.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APRIL 13, 2005

Mr. HENSARLING introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from the definition of public communication. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Online Freedom of Act”.
SEC. 2. MODIFICATION OF DEFINITION OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

Paragraph (22) of section 301 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431(22)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: "Such term shall not include communications over the Internet." (Source: Gov Track, 2005)

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This bill failed to get the 2/3 majority required to pass.

I just wanted my readers to know how the Minnesota Congressional Delegation voted:

Yeas:
Rep. Gutknecht
Rep. Kennedy
Rep. Kline
Rep. Peterson

Nays
Rep. Oberstar
Rep. Ramstad

No Vote
Rep. McCollum
Rep. Sabo

Source: Clerk of the House of Representatives, 2005)

I really wish the Rammer would have ben on the right side on this one.

This was mentioned in Star Tribune this weekend.

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