Chairs Rodgers and Latta Blast FCC for Reopening Net Neutrality Debate

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) rebuked Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Democrat FCC commissioners following their vote to proceed on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the first step toward government control of the Internet.  

“Since this debate was settled in 2017, American broadband networks have thrived. Thanks to our light-touch regulatory framework, more people have access to faster, more reliable, and more affordable internet services. We’re also closer than ever before to closing the digital divide and solidifying our leadership in next-generation technologies. Now is not the time to impose utility-style controls. We strongly urge the FCC to reverse course on this proposed rulemaking, which will weaken services, stifle innovation, and jeopardize American communications leadership.” 

CLICK HERE to read the recent letter to FCC Chair Rosenworcel, which was signed by every Republican on the Committee.  

CLICK HERE to read the recent statement from Chairs Rodgers and Latta urging the FCC to reconsider the agency’s revival of the net neutrality debate.