Jennifer Dunn on Technology
Former Republican Representative (WA-8)
Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card.
Internet Gambling Bill: Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit credit card companies and other financial institutions from processing Internet gambling transactions. Exempt from the ban would be state regulated or licensed transactions.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Spencer, R-AL;
Bill HR 2143
; vote number 2003-255
on Jun 10, 2003
Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access.
Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001: Vote to pass a bill that would allow the four regional Bell telephone companies to enter the high-speed Internet access market via their long-distance connections whether or not they have allowed competitors into their local markets as required under the 1996 Telecommunications Act. The bill would allow the Bells to increase the fees they charge competitors for lines upgraded for broadband services from "wholesale rates" to "just and reasonable rates." It also would also allow the Bells to charge for giving competitors access to certain rights-of-way for broadband access. Certain FCC regulatory oversight would be maintained although the phone companies' high speed services would be exempted from regulation by the states.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Tauzin, R-LA;
Bill HR 1542
; vote number 2002-45
on Feb 27, 2002
Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus.
Dunn is a member of the Congressional Internet Caucus:
Founded in the spring of 1996, the Congressional Internet Caucus is a bipartisan group of over 150 members of the House and Senate working to educate their colleagues about the promise and potential of the Internet. The Caucus also encourages Members to utilize the Internet in communications with constituents and supports efforts to put more government documents online. The Internet Caucus Advisory Committee and the Internet Education Foundation host regular events and forums for policymakers, the press, and the public to discuss important Internet-related policy issues.
Membership in the Congressional Internet Caucus is open to any Member of Congress who pledges support for the following goals:
Source: Congressional Internet Caucus web site, NetCaucus.org 01-CIC1 on Jan 1, 2001
- Promoting growth and advancement of the Internet
- Providing a bicameral, bipartisan forum for Internet concerns to be raised
- Promoting the education of Members of Congress and their staffs about the Internet
- Promoting commerce and free flow of information on the Internet
- Advancing the United States' world leadership in the digital world
- Maximizing the openness of and participation in government by the people.
Promote e-Contract with High Tech America.
Dunn signed the e-Contract with High Tech America:
Private sector innovation, creativity, and competition led this global transformation-not government direction. Republicans have led the effort, using legislative and oversight functions, to remove barriers to future innovation and growth. Because we believe that freedom is the answer, not government intervention, we pledge to continue our leadership on High-Tech priorities by:
Source: The e-Contract with High Tech America 01-ECWA1 on Jan 1, 2001
Laying the Foundation for a Prosperous High Tech Future
- Modernizing and reforming our education system to restore accountability, flexibility and innovation to our schools.
- Ensuring the availability of a well-educated, highly skilled work force.
- Providing the 21st century energy infrastructure necessary to fuel a 21st century high-tech economy.
- Promoting research and development.
Reducing Excessive Taxation, Regulation and Litigation
- Continuing to promote tax cut policies that encourage capital formation, investment, and economic growth.
- Preventing frivolous lawsuits that stifle economic growth.
- Protecting the Internet from predatory, or multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce.
Enhancing America's Global Leadership
Promoting Free Trade, including Trade Promotion Authority.
- Expanding Digital Opportunities to more Americans.
- Modernizing trade policies to reflect America's technology leadership.
- Protecting intellectual property rights.
Promote e-commece and e-government.
Dunn signed the e-Contract with High Tech America:
Technology has permanently changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we learn. It presents Americans with more freedom, prosperity, and flexibility. High-Tech America continues to be the engine of our economic prosperity, increasing productivity throughout our economy, and the world's economy. Because we believe that freedom is the answer, not government intervention, we pledge to continue our leadership on High-Tech priorities by:
Source: The e-Contract with High Tech America 01-ECWA2 on Jan 1, 2001
Promoting the Progress of e-Commerce
- Removing barriers to telecommuting and expanding workplace flexibility.
- Modernizing our spectrum allocation process.
- Allowing high-speed Internet access to flourish.
Using e-Government to Make Government More Efficient and Accountable
- Continuing to expand availability of information and services online.
- Leading by example in promoting better online security and protecting the privacy of government collections of personal information.
Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming.
Dunn sponsored the Anti-Spamming Act:
Title: To protect individuals, families, and Internet service providers from unsolicited and unwanted electronic mail.
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HR718 on Feb 14, 2001
- Amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentionally transmitting ten or more unsolicited commercial electronic mail messages to one or more protected computers in the United States, with the knowledge that such messages are accompanied by or contain materially false or misleading information as to the identity of the initiator.
- Allows a provider of Internet access service to bring an action against a person using such service to commit a violation of this Act.
- Allows certain statutory damages under such an action.
- Prescribe marks or notices to be included in electronic mail that contains a sexually oriented advertisement in order to inform the recipient of such fact.
- Provides penalties for not including such marks or notices.
- Requires the Attorney General to submit to Congress a detailed analysis of the effectiveness and enforcement, and need for modification, of this Act.