GOP Panel Members Balk at New Net Rules; Measure Regulates Web Control
Byline: David Eldridge, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Republican lawmakers, calling the FCC's new Internet regulations an overreach and a solution in search of a problem voted Wednesday to move forward with an attempt to overturn the new neutrality rules backed by the White House.
The 15-8 subcommittee vote sends the issue - at its heart a debate over whether the government controls the Internet - to the floor of the House, where it is likely to be approved, though its chances of making it through the Senate or surviving an almost-certain President Obama veto are small.
Still, Republicans used Wednesday's House communications and technology subcommittee hearing to …
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Publication information: Article title: GOP Panel Members Balk at New Net Rules; Measure Regulates Web Control. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 10, 2011. Page number: A04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.