Republicans Take Aim at Net Neutrality in Debt Ceiling Debate

According to The Hill, one of the demands that Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives have put forth calls for a repeal of the FCC's rules on net neutrality.

According to the publication, a memo was circulated late last week amongst Republican lawmakers detailing some of the demands that they have put forth as a condition of passing a budget and raising the debt ceiling.

Those demands include the aforementioned repeal of net neutrality rules, and policy priorities related to health care, energy, taxes, and other issues. Obviously the most significant demand is a one-year delay of the president's healthcare law.

A meeting last night among Democratic and Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress with the President didn't solve any of the issues related to the budget. Republicans are saying that the President is not willing to negotiate, while Democratic leaders say that Republicans are engaging in acts of extortion.

The government has been shut down for two days.

Source: The Hill

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