Last night a majority of the House did vote for the online speech legislation, however when a bill is considered on the suspension calendar it requires a two-thirds vote. Alas, it failed to achieve a supermajority. The story is here.
I'm always amazed when politicians are willing to take a public stand that assures less information, less involvement and fewer resources devoted to politics. I shouldn't be. Randy rightly notes below their interest is creating barriers to entry in the political marketplace. Fortunately, the bill's supporters vow to bring it back before rules are drafted at the FEC to clamp down on Internet-based political speech.