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Pallone & Doyle on Net Neutrality Repeal in Federal Register

Feb 22, 2018
Press Release
Doyle’s Legislation to Overrule Trump FCC’s Decision Has 143 Cosponsors

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) today issued the following statements in response to the publication of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order repealing net neutrality in the Federal Register:  

“With the official printing of the Trump FCC’s net neutrality repeal, Washington Republicans are one step closer to stripping control of the internet away from the American people and handing it over to large corporate interests,” Pallone said.  “Nobody should be able to influence what videos you watch, which sites you read and which services you use, but the Trump FCC’s action will take that decision away from all of us, jeopardizing free speech and small business innovation.  The fight officially begins today to protect the free and open internet.”

“Today marks another milestone in the Trump Administration’s attack on the free and open internet,” Doyle said.  “With the publication of these rules, the FCC has taken another step towards stripping away the essential protections that make the internet an open platform for commerce, communication, expression, and innovation.  Now that the order to eliminate net neutrality has been published in the Federal Register, the period of time in which legislation to overturn the order can be introduced has begun, and we can begin the legislative process to overrule the FCC and preserve net neutrality.”

As of today, the following 143 Members of Congress have agreed to cosponsor Doyle’s legislation to overrule the Trump’s FCC repeal of net neutrality:

Alma S. Adams (NC-12), Karen Bass (CA-37), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Ami Bera (CA-07),  Don S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08),  Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Madeleine Bordallo (GU-Del), Anthony Brown (MD-04),  Julia Brownley (CA-26),  Mike Capuano (MA-07),  Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Andre Carson (IN-07),  Kathy Castor (FL-14), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Judy Chu (CA-27),  David Cicilline (RI-01),  Katherine M. Clark (MA-05),  Yvette Clarke (NY-09),  William Lacy Clay (MO-01),  Steve Cohen (TN-09),  Jim Cooper (TN-05), Joe Courtney (CT-02),  Charlie Crist (FL-13),  Joe Crowley (NY-14),  Danny Davis (IL-07),  Susan Davis (CA-53), Peter DeFazio (OR-04),  Diana DeGette (CO-01),  John Delaney (MD-06),  Rosa DeLauro (CT-03),  Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11),  Debbie Dingell (MI-12),  Lloyd Doggett (TX-35),  Keith Ellison (MN-05),  Eliot Engel (NY-16),  Anna Eshoo (CA-18),  Adriano Espaillat (NY-13),  Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), John Garamendi (CA-03),  Jimmy Gomez (CA-34),  Raul Grijalva (AZ-03),  Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01),  Denny Heck (WA-10),  Brian Higgins (NY-26),  Jim Himes (CT-04), Jared Huffman (CA-02),  Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Bill Keating (MA-09), Joe Kennedy (MA-04), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Ruben Kihuen (NV-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Ron Kind (WI-03), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Ann Kuster (NH-02),  James R. Langevin (RI-02),  Rick Larsen ( WA-02), John Larson (CT-01), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14),  Al Lawson Jr. (FL-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Sander Levin (MI-09), John Lewis (GA-05), Daniel W. Lipinski (IL-03), Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Betty McCollum (MN-04),  Donald McEachin (VA-04), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Grace Meng (NY-06),  Gwen Moore (WI-04), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10),  Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Richard Nolan (MN-08), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-Del), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Chellee Pingree (ME-01), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Jared Polis (CO-02), David Price (NC-04),  Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Kathleen M. Rice (NY-04),  Jacky Rosen (NV-03), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Tim Ryan (OH-13),  Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (MP-Del),  Linda Sanchez (CA-38), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), José E. Serrano (NY-15), Terri Sewell (AL-07),  Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Adam Smith (WA-09), Darren Soto (FL-09), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Mark Takano (CA-41), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Dina Titus (NV-01), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Niki Tsongas (MA-03), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Marc Veasy (TX-33), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Pete Visclosky (IN-01),  Tim Walz (MN-01), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Peter Welch (VT-AL), John Yarmuth (KY-03)

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