/  H.R. 1644—Save the Internet Act of 2019

H.R. 1644 - Save the Internet Act of 2019

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-10 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

  • Text of H.R. 1644 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-34 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-4 on Monday, April 8, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 294: 
Agreed to by record vote of 219-201, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 225-192, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

MANAGERS: Morelle/Woodall

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1644.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-10 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 2021.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-11 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

17. Provides that House Resolution 293 is hereby adopted.

18. Provides that on any legislative day during the period from April 11, 2019, through April 26, 2019: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

19. Provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution.

20. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

21. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Delgado (NY)DemocratRequires GAO to produce a report, within 1 year, reviewing the benefits to consumers of broadband internet access providers offering broadband internet access service on a standalone basis and what steps Congress can take to increase the availability of standalone broadband internet access service to consumers, particularly those living in rural areas.Made In Order
2Version 1Burchett (TN)RepublicanProvides that it is the sense of Congress that caller ID spoofing is unacceptable and that prohibitions against caller ID spoofing should be strengthened. Submitted
3Version 2Brindisi (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the GAO to produce a report about the ways in which the U.S. government can promote the deployment of broadband Internet access service, especially to rural areas and areas currently unserved by high-speed broadband access.Made In Order
4Version 1Porter (CA)DemocratRequires the FCC to submit a report, within 1 year of enactment, to the Committees of Jurisdiction that describes all enforcement actions taken since enactment by the FCC with respect to persons engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service, including the amount of each fine imposed or settlement agreed to, the actions taken by the FCC to collect such fines and settlements, and the amounts collected for such fines and settlements. Made In Order
5Version 1Wexton (VA)DemocratRequires the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress within 30 days a plan for how the Commission will evaluate and address problems with the collection on Form 477 of data regarding the deployment of broadband Internet access service. Form 477 is used by the FCC to determine which providers are servicing which areas and it is the government’s main source of data used for identifying underserved areas of opportunity.Made In Order
6Version 1Davids (KS)DemocratRequires that within 1 year of enactment, the GAO shall produce a report examining the FCC’s efforts to assess competition in the wireline and wireless broadband internet access markets, and how the FCC can better assess competition, and what steps, if any the FCC can take to better increase competition in the wireless and wireline broadband internet access markets.Made In Order
7Version 1Kinzinger (IL)RepublicanProhibits, explicitly and statutorily, the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates charged for broadband internet service.Submitted
8Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratDirects the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report to Congress examining the importance of 2015 Open Internet Order to ethnic and racial minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, rural populations, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly.Made In Order
9Version 1Guthrie (KY)RepublicanSays that H.R. 1644 will not apply to 5G.Submitted
10Version 1Stanton (AZ)DemocratDirects the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to engage tribal stakeholders and providers to ensure accessible and affordable broadband on tribal lands. Made In Order
11Version 1Walden (OR)RepublicanEnsures that the FCC's Title II authority over "telecommunication services" to raise fees, moderate content, and seize and control networks will be negated.Submitted
12Version 2Spanberger (VA)DemocratRevised Requires the GAO to determine the accuracy and granularity of broadband maps produced by the FCC, and to submit to Congress a report that identifies programs and actions restored under 2(b) that rely on these maps and that makes recommendations for how the FCC can produce more accurate maps.Made In Order
13Version 2Burgess (TX)RepublicanRevised Directs GAO to initiate a study to examine the influence of all entities on the virtuous cycle of the internet ecosystem and whether such rules protect the access of consumers to a free and open internet. Made In Order
14Version 1Latta (OH)RepublicanRequires the FCC to share the list of 700 rules that will be permanently forborne by the FCC should this bill become law. Made In Order
15Version 1Latta (OH)RepublicanCreates an exemption from transparency requirements for internet service providers with 250,000 subscribers or less for five years.Submitted
16Version 2Trone (MD)DemocratLate Revised Finds that annual FCC reports on the state of broadband deployment are important to fostering further deployment and that Congress relies on the accuracy of these reports. Requires that 1) the FCC may not release such a report based on information it knows to be inaccurate and 2) the Commission use its best efforts to ensure all future reports are accurate and to correct past inaccuracies prior to the report’s release.Made In Order
17Version 1Horn (OK)DemocratLate Initiates a review of the challenges for Rural Broadband providers in serving hard-to-reach areas. This amendment identifies the challenges for rural broadband providers, specifically those designated to be serving “High Cost” areas by the Federal Communications Commission, to maintain, upgrade, and expand their networks in the evolving Internet Ecosystem.Submitted
18Version 1McAdams (UT)DemocratLate Affirms that ISPs can still block unlawful content, such as child pornography or copyright-infringing materials.Made In Order
19Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanLate Prioritizes federal funds under the Farm and Rural Development Act that are used to provide broadband access to areas that are unserved with no access, before they are used to upgrade areas with existing service.Submitted