Markup: Internet's Multistakeholder Governance Model


House Commerce Committee
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10am

On Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20, the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a markup on several pieces of legislation along with the latest report on the committee’s activities. On Tuesday, the committee will convene at 4:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only. The committee will reconvene on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to consider legislation including:

  • H.Con.Res. 127 expresses the sense of Congress that the Internet should remain free from international regulation and that the United States should continue its commitment to the current “multi-stakeholder” model of governance. This concurrent resolution would reject international proposals, expected to be discussed at the December World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, to treat the Internet like an old-fashioned telephone service.

The committee will also vote on its third Semi-Annual Activity Report to the House.

Electronic copies of the legislation and the Semi-Annual Committee Activity Report can be found on the Commerce Committee’s website A background memo, amendments, and votes will be available at the same link as they are posted.