Legislative Hub

The Legislative Hub is a one-stop-shop for information on federal legislation dealing with the role of technology and social media platforms in politics.

For each bill, the Legislative Hub provides: the bill’s name, a link to the official page in the Library of Congress, sponsors, cosponsors, summary, and status. Decode Democracy monitors all the bills in the Hub. Depending on the circumstances, Decode Democracy may also issue an official statement voicing opposition or support for a specific bill. For more info about Decode Democracy’s position, contact Viviana Padelli at viviana@decode.org

The Legislative Hub is led by former Federal Election Commission chair Ann Ravel. For press inquiries, please contact Alec Saslow at alec@decode.org

Bills

For the People Act of 2021

H.R. 1

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

  • Accountability
  • Federal Election Commission
  • Foreign Interference
  • Microtargeting
  • Online Political Communications
  • Transparency

For the People Act of 2021

S. 1

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

  • Accountability
  • Federal Election Commission
  • Foreign Interference
  • Microtargeting
  • Online Political Communications
  • Transparency

Invest in Our Democracy Act of 2021

S. 640

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

  • Safety

21st Century FREE Speech Act

S. 1384

Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN)

  • Section 230

ACCESS Act: Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act

H.R. 3849

Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Burgess Owens (R-UT)

  • Market Power

Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021

S. 1896

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)

  • Algorithms

Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021

H.R. 3611

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)

  • Algorithms
  • Transparency

American Choice and Innovation Online Act

H.R. 3816

Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Lance Gooden (R-TX)

  • Market Power

AOC Act: Abandoning Online Censorship Act

H.R. 874

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

  • Section 230

CASE-IT Act: Curbing Abuse and Saving Expression In Technology Act

H.R. 285

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK), and Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA)

  • Section 230

Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act

S.1628

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

  • Kids Online
  • Privacy

Civil Rights Modernization Act of 2021

H.R. 3184

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

  • Section 230

Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021

S. 225

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

  • Market Power

COVID-19 Disinformation Research and Reporting Act of 2021

S. 913

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

  • COVID-19 disinformation
  • Safety

COVID-19 Disinformation Research and Reporting Act of 2021

H.R. 2182

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA)

  • COVID-19 disinformation
  • Safety

Cyber Defense National Guard Act

H.R. 119

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

  • Safety

DISCLOSE Act of 2021: Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act of 2021

S.443

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

  • Federal Election Commission
  • Foreign Interference
  • Online Political Communications
  • Transparency

DISCLOSE ACT OF 2021: Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2021

H.R. 1334

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

  • Federal Election Commission
  • Foreign Interference
  • Online Political Communications
  • Transparency

Ending Platform Monopolies Act

H.R. 3825

Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Lance Gooden (R-TX)

  • Market Power

For the People Act of 2021

S. 2093

Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

  • Accountability
  • Deepfakes & Cheap Fakes
  • Federal Election Commission
  • Foreign Interference
  • Microtargeting
  • Online Political Communications
  • Transparency

Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act

H.R. 277

Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL), and Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)

  • Section 230

Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021

H.R. 3843

Reps. Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Victoria Spartz (R-IN)

  • Market Power

Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021

S. 228

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

  • Market Power

National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act

H.R. 3233

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY)

  • Accountability
  • Algorithms
  • Coordinated Influence
  • Foreign Interference
  • Safety

Platform Competition Opportunity Act of 2021

H.R. 3826

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

  • Market Power

Protect Speech Act

H.R. 3827

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

  • Section 230

Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act

H.R. 2154

Rep. Tom Malinowsi (D-NJ) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

  • Algorithms
  • Section 230

Protecting Constitutional Rights from Online Platform Censorship Act

H.R. 83

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

  • Section 230

Social Media DATA Act

H.R. 3451

Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

  • Accountability
  • Microtargeting
  • Online Political Communications
  • Transparency

State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021

H.R. 3460

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

  • Market Power

APP Act: Adversarial Platform Prevention Act of 2021

S. 47

Sen. Rubio, Marco (R-FL)

  • Privacy
  • Section 230

BROWSER Act of 2021: Balancing the Rights Of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly Act of 2021

S. 113

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

  • Privacy
  • Transparency

Bust Up Big Tech Act

S.1204

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

  • Market Power

CAMRA Act: Children and Media Research Advancement Act

H.R. 2161

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), and Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA)

  • Kids Online

CAMRA Act: Children and Media Research Advancement Act

S. 971

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)

  • Kids Online

Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2021

S. 1494

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

  • Privacy

Consumer Protection and Recovery Act

H.R. 2668

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)

Data Care Act of 2021

S. 919

Sen. Schatz, Brian (D-HI)

  • Privacy

Data Protection Act of 2021

S. 2134

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

  • Privacy

Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act

H.R. 2738

Rep. Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY-10) and Rep. Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA-19)

  • Privacy

Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act

S. 1265

Sen. Wyden, Ron (D-OR), Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY], Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] and Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]

  • Privacy

Future of Local News Act

S. 1601

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

  • Journalism

Future of Local News Act

H.R. 3169

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)

  • Journalism

Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act

H.R. 1816

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

  • Privacy

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

S. 673

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

  • Journalism
  • Market Power

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

H.R. 1735

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

  • Journalism
  • Market Power

Mind Your Own Business Act of 2021

S. 1444

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

  • Privacy

No Social Media Accounts for Terrorists or State Sponsors of Terrorism Act of 2021

H.R. 1543

Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY-6), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN-3), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC-2)

  • Foreign Interference

Online Consumer Protection Act

H.R. 3067

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

  • Section 230

PACT Act: Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act

S. 797

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

  • Accountability
  • Section 230
  • Transparency

PROTECT Kids Act: Preventing Real Online Threats Endangering Children Today Act

H.R. 1781

Rep. Walberg, Tim (R-MI) and Rep. Rush, Bobby L. (D-IL)

  • Privacy

Protecting Personal Health Data Act

S. 24

Sen. Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN) and Sen. Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK)

  • Privacy

Public Health Emergency Privacy Act

H.R. 651

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)

  • Privacy

Public Health Emergency Privacy Act

S. 81

Sen. Blumenthal, Richard (D-CT) 

  • Privacy

SAFE DATA Act: Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Act

S. 2499

Sen. Wicker, Roger (R-MS)

  • Privacy

SAFE TECH Act: Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism, and Consumer Harms Act

S. 299

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)

  • Section 230

See Something, Say Something Online Act of 2021

S. 27

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

  • Section 230

SMARTWATCH Data Act: Stop Marketing And Revealing The Wearables And Trackers Consumer Health Data Act

S. 500

Sen. Cassidy, Bill (R-LA) and Sen. Rosen, Jacky (D-NV)

  • Privacy

Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act of 2021

S. 1667

Sen. Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN), Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA], Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV], Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]

  • Privacy

Stop Shielding Culpable Platforms Act

H.R. 2000

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)

  • Section 230

TEAM ACT: Tougher Enforcement Against Monopolies Act

S. 2039

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

  • Market Power

Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act

S. 1074

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

  • Market Power

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