House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Slams Obama Administration Over Net Neutrality Regulations

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released a scathing report against President Barack Obama, with a keen focus on the authority the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has in enforcing net neutrality rules within the broadband and mobile space. The report, "The Imperial Presidency," calls the President's net neutrality rules crafted by the FCC (and other regulations passed by the Administration) a "massive regulatory overreach," and part of a "jobs-killing agenda."

The report cites 40 examples of Obama Administration regulations that have passed without the approval of Congress through agencies or executive orders. On Net Neutrality, Cantor says that businesses in the U.S. have been forced into court to fight network neutrality regulations "that the agency has no authority to issue." He is referring to cases in Federal Court filed by Verizon and MetroPCS.

You can check out the full report on Cantor's Senate Web site.

Source: Broadcasting Cable

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    Flynn says:

    I'm glad Net Neutrality is getting some attention — I just wish it was folks who really understood what it was, instead of seeing as another avenue to do little more than attack Obama (whose record on digital rights I won't even try to defend). It's clear that this was just another way to jab at the administration, instead of focusing on the issue.

    Makes me nervous when politicians treat an important issue as a soap box…

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    DanHoyt says:

    I wish there was some way I could send a strong message that I like net neutrality and that it should be enforced… Oh, wait. Early-voting is going on in my state right now.

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    prh99 says:

    I am pretty sure the rent seeking behavior of ISPs, many of which have monopolies in the substantial portion of the regions they serve, would kill far more jobs the rather weak net neutrality rules the FCC put out. Besides the costs for ISP has been steadily dropping as their rates continue to be get hiked every 6 months or so, add to that most consumers now have some sort of cap on their data usage. 

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