Sen. Hutchison Seeks to Block Open Internet Regulation
FCC, Net Neutrality
December 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, December 20, 2010 -Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced an amendment to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing any open internet regulations. The amendment would be added to the appropriations bill (H.R. 3082), which provides funding for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Republican Senators Oppose FCC’s Rule Making Reasoning
July 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON July 22, 2010- A group of seven Republican Senators have introduced a bill which will prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reregulating broadband. The bill will mandate the FCC make market based reforms.
In Possible Network Neutrality Prelude, DeMint to Demand 'Up or Down' Vote on Fairness Doctrine
February 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 20, 2009 – In what could potentially be an opening salvo in a renewed congressional battle over network neutrality, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., wants to use a parliamentary tactic to force his Democratic colleagues to vote on whether the Federal Communications Commission should be stripped of the power to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcast radio.