GOP House Commerce Leaders Urge Bipartisan Engagement on Net Neutrality Bills
House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH), and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Cath McMorris Rogers (R-WA) wrote to Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) to engage on three network neutrality bills the Republican Reps have offered up, describing them as a "menu of options to get started" on a "bipartisan solution."
The three bills were introduced following a Feb 7 net neutrality oversight hearing. None would classify internet access as a Title II common carrier telecommunications service, which many Democratic Reps still say is necessary. "We ask that you reject the special interest groups who insist on Title II or nothing. Their approach will not lead to bipartisan legislation that the President would sign into law," the letter reads. "Join us in keeping the internet vibrant and free from over-regulation while making sure consumers are protected from possible anti-competitive behaviors."
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