Republicans Amend Bill to Take Down Net Neutrality

The highest-ranking Republican member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has filed an amendment to an appropriations bill to put a hold on funding for any new net neutrality rules passed by the FCC. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s (R-Texas) amendment was co-signed by John Ensign (R-Nevada) and six other Republican lawmakers.

The amendment to a bill for military and veterans construction projects would "prohibit the FCC from using any appropriated funds to adopt, implement or otherwise litigate any network neutrality based rules, protocols or standards."

The FCC is set to vote on net neutrality rules December 21 at its December meeting.

Source: Washington Post

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    Shahab says:

    Riders like this on bills that have nothing to do with the issue really anger me. Our whole political system in the US is tragically broken. We need serious and substantial campaign finance reform to get corporate interests out of Washington. Of course the people who are currently the best at the current system are loathe to change it, so I think we’ll be stuck with our corrupt government for quite a while.

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    Kincyr says:

    I move that all ISPs block Republican websites, since the opposition of Net Neutrality will allow them to do so

    岩「if Phyllis Schlafly wants to undo Women’s Rights, she should lead by example and get back in the kitchen」

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    Thad says:

    "a bill for military and veterans construction projects"

    Ah, so they wrap themselves in the flag and dare people to vote against it.

    The week after all three of them contributed to a filibuster of health benefits for 9/11 first responders.

    Have I mentioned lately how much I hate nearly every politician in Washington?

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