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Bicameral Democratic Leaders to Hold Press Event Announcing Legislation to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

Mar 4, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Democratic leaders of the House and Senate will host a press event Wednesday, March 6, at 11:15 a.m. in the Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol to unveil net neutrality legislation that will keep the internet open and free. 

The legislation will reverse the disastrous repeal by Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late 2017 of the critical net neutrality protections.  The FCC’s action eliminated rules that required internet service providers to treat all internet traffic equally.   An overwhelming 86 percent of Americans opposed the Trump FCC’s net neutrality repeal, including 82 percent of Republicans.

WHO:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Senator Maria Cantwell, Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congressman Mike Doyle, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee

Senator Ed Markey

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

WHAT:

Press Event Announcing Legislation to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 6, at 11:15 a.m. E.T.

WHERE:

Rayburn Room, H-207

United States Capitol

Washington, D.C.

NOTE:

Credentialed video cameras must be preset by 10:15 a.m. E.T.

Livestream of the photo opportunity will be available here.

 

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