Dem  GOP    Vote: 124  H R 4596 16-MAR-2016
Yes 411 180
No 0 0
No Vote 22 8
Present 0  

Relief for Rural Broadband
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it appeared likely to advance.

Voting 411 for and none against, the House on March 16, 2016, passed a bill (HR 4596) that would delay and weaken a new Federal Communications Commission rule under which broadband firms with more than 100,000 customers must disclose information to help consumers compare the speed and price of competing services. The bill would exempt Internet service providers with under 250,000 subscribers from having to comply with the transparency rule, and it would delay the rule's effective date from Dec. 16, 2016, until late 2021.

Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said: "This short-term exemption gives small (Internet service providers) some much-needed certainty, allowing them to focus their resources on broadband deployment and thus serving their consumers."

No member spoke against the bill.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it appeared likely to advance.
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Illinois Tally
Enyart, Bill (D-12 )   YEA Belleville, IL  
Bustos, Cheri (D-17 )   YEA East Moline, IL  
Davis, Danny (D-7 )   YEA Chicago, IL  
Davis, Rodney (R-13 )   YEA Taylorville, IL  
Schneider, Brad (D-10)   YEA Deerfield, IL  
Duckworth, Tammy (D-8 )   NV Hoffman Estates, IL  
Foster, Bill (D-11)   YEA Geneva, IL  
Gutierrez, Luis (D-4 )   YEA Chicago, IL  
Hultgren, Randy (R-14 )   YEA Winfield, IL  
Kelly, Robin (D-2 )   YEA Chicago, IL  
Kinzinger, Adam (R-16 )   YEA Manteno, IL  
Schock, Aaron (R-18 )   YEA Peoria, IL  
Lipinski, Dan (D-3 )   YEA Western Springs, IL  
Quigley, Mike (D-5 )   YEA Chicago, IL  
Roskam, Peter (R-6 )   YEA Bensenville, IL  
Rush, Bobby (D-1 )   NV Chicago, IL  
Schakowsky, Jan (D-9 )   YEA Evanston, IL  
Shimkus, John (R-15 )   YEA Collinsville, IL