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Pallone Blasts Latest GOP Efforts to Undermine Consumers’ Online Privacy

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) offered the following statement in response to the introduction of a resolution of disapproval by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would roll back Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband privacy protections and prevent the commission from instituting similar protections in the future:
“I am dismayed that Republicans are using a scorched earth strategy to undermine Americans’ privacy online.  This procedural gimmick wouldn’t just roll back the FCC’s current broadband privacy rules, it would hamstring the agency.  I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to oppose this plan devised by big corporate interests and instead protect the American people.”