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Hearing on “Legislating to Safeguard the Free and Open Internet”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:00am
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

The Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on restoring net neutrality protections on Tuesday, March 12, at 11:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled, “Legislating to Safeguard the Free and Open Internet.” 


Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Opening Statement of Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairman Doyle as prepared for delivery





H.R. 1644, the "SAVE THE INTERNET ACT," introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle, would enact the three legacy net neutrality principles – no blocking, no throttling and no paid prioritization – and empower the FCC to prohibit unjust, unreasonable and discriminatory practices.  The legislation would also ensure consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans and restore the FCC’s authority to fund broadband access and deployment, particularly for rural communities and struggling Americans.  The Save the Internet Act would codify the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order in a similar manner to last year’s Congressional Review Act that passed the Senate and had bipartisan support in the House



Ms. Francella Ochillo
Vice President of Policy and General Counsel
National Hispanic Media Coalition



Mr. Matthew F. Wood
Vice President of Policy and General Counsel
Free Press Action Fund



Mr. Gregory Green
Chief Executive Officer



Mr. Robert M. McDowell
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Partner, Cooley LLP