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Title as Introduced:

FCC Disapproval Resolution
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Bill Number:

H.J.RES.37

Description:

A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices.

Bill Sponsor

Co-Sponsors:

Our Position:

We support this bill.

Dear Senator Hutchison and Congressman Walden,

On behalf of more than 1.6 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I commend you for introducing resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) attempt to push so-called network neutrality rules.

The explosion of investment, innovation and adoption in the Internet and IP-enabled devices is the greatest free market success story of our time. The FCC must not be allowed to disrupt what's working so well by stepping in with regulations. By any measure there is no market failure that necessitates government intervention. Prices continue to drop; adoption continues unabated; and quality continues to increase. The FCC's so-called network neutrality rules threaten to upset this dynamic sector of the American, and global, economy. By attempting to force Internet providers to “treat every bit equally” the FCC is undermining incentives to innovate and invest. We cannot even conceive of the next great innovation in either the core or edge of the burgeoning IP field. Installing a “solution” that is in search of a problem is not good policy.

Click here to read AFP's full letter of support.

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