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Republican Leaders Respond to FCC Release of Depression-Era Internet Regulations


03.12.15

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today commented on the Federal Communications Commission’s release of its Depression-era rules to regulate the Internet.

“The world finally gets to read and understand just what the White House, acting by proxy via a partisan FCC vote, has done to impose the federal government’s heavy hand to regulate the Internet as a utility. We look forward to working our way through the 300+ pages of this Washington manifesto. Our six-page draft legislation could prevent abuses and promote robust Internet investment – all without the overreach included in the FCC’s order,” said House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-SD), and House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR).

The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on “FCC Reauthorization: Oversight of the Commission” with all five FCC commissioners for Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 AM in 2123 Rayburn. Additional information will be posted here as it is available.

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