House Votes to Overturn the FCC's Internet Rules

April 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after the House passed H.J.Res 37, a resolution disapproving the Federal Communications Commission's controversial Internet rules:

"Today the House gave voice to the American people by voting to ensure the Internet remains open and free from unwarranted and unwelcome government regulation. The FCC's rules threaten to chill the very investment and innovation we need to ensure the Internet keeps pace with the growing demands being placed on it. The House vote preserves the Internet and protects jobs and the economy by preventing an unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy from overstepping its authority. I strongly urge the Senate to follow the House's action and end the marketplace uncertainty created by the FCC's power-grab."

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