House Subcommittee Delays Vote to Reverse Network Neutrality
WASHINGTON: The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on
Communications and Technology has delayed a vote on a joint resolution to
overturn network neutrality. Mark-up and a vote was originally schedule for
today, but was postponed to an unspecified date. The subcommittee’s release did
not explain the delay, but several published reports pointed to top committee
Democrats calling for a hearing on the resolution.
Henry Waxman, (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Energy and Commerce committee,
and top subcommittee Democrat Anna Eshoo of California sent a
Tuesday to the Republican leadership taking exception to the proceeding.
“We think this departure from regular order is a serious mistake you should
reconsider,” the said to subcommittee chairman, Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and
committee chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.). Walden sponsored the joint resolution
with the support of the subcommittee’s Republican members. The resolution
states that the FCC’s rules “shall have no force or effect.”
- Deborah D. McAdams