GOP moves to block weakened ‘net neutrality’ rules

What a fun two years it’s going to be.

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, ranking member on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, plans to introduce a resolution of disapproval alongside Sen. John Ensign of Nevada to halt the new rules. If passed, the resolution could prevent the current rules from taking place and impede the FCC from adopting any similar rules with statutory authority in the future.

Echoing many of her political allies, Hutchison deemed the vote an, “unprecedented power-grab” by the “unelected” commission and a detriment to job growth and innovation.

“The FCC is attempting to push excessive government regulation of the Internet through without Congressional authority and these actions threaten the very future of the technology,” said Hutchison in a statement. “Individuals and businesses alike are rightfully concerned about government attempts to seize control of the Internet, and I will introduce a resolution of disapproval in an effort to overturn this troubling regulatory overreach by the FCC.”

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