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

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)

  • Section 230

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

Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act

H.R. 277

Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC)

  • Section 230

Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act

H. R. 2154

Rep. Tom Malinowsi (D-NJ), 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

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

Cyber Defense National Guard Act

H.R. 119

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

  • Safety

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)

  • Market Power

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

H.R. 1735

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

  • Market Power

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), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC-2)

  • Foreign Interference

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

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

S. 299

Sen. Mark Warner (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

Stop Shielding Culpable Platforms Act

H.R. 2000

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)

  • Section 230

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