House Committee Votes To Approve Resolution Against FCC Net Neutrality Rules
March 16, 2011 at 4:04 AM (PT)
The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted 30-23 along party lines on TUESDAY (3/15) to approve a resolution that would block the FCC from adopting its new rules on Net neutrality.
The resolution, which was approved by a subcommittee last week, is unlikely to survive if, as expected, it is passed by the full House, with both the Senate and WHITE HOUSE in Democratic hands.
A vote of the full House on the resolution is expected before Congress goes into its EASTER recess in APRIL.
In FEBRUARY (NET NEWS 2/14), all five FCC Commissioners testified at a hearing on Net Neutrality held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The hearing addressed the specific question "Network Neutrality and Internet Regulation: Warranted or More Economic Harm than Good?"