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Subcommittee to Continue Working to Ensure Open Internet Protections for Consumers


The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Protecting the Internet and Consumers Through Congressional Action.”

“We will soon put forward a legislative plan that will protect consumers, promote innovation and investment, and provide legal certainty. This hearing will show that the FCC cannot achieve that same certainty nor do they have authority to accomplish as much as Congress can through the legislative process,” said Walden

Click here to read a Reuters op-ed outlining principles for Internet rules of the road authored by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD).

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.


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