House Moves to Overturn FCC on Net Neutrality

Thursday Apr 7th 2011 by Staff

Congress has moved one step closer to overturning Net neutrality, but President Obama threatens to veto.

Cnet: By a vote of 241 to 178, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved procedures for voting on a one-page resolution that would overturn the Net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC in January. The path is now clear for the legislators to vote on the resolution itself.

"Congress did not authorize the FCC to regulate in this area," Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), said during the debate. "We must reject any rules that it promulgates in this area... It is Congress' responsibility to delegate that authority."

President Obama responded with a rare veto threat, issuing a statement that read, "If the president is presented with a Resolution of Disapproval that would not safeguard the free and open Internet, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the Resolution."

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