Rep. Blackburn says both parties have failed on tech

Blackburn, the vice chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce trade subcommittee, laid out some priorities for tech policy in this session of Congress: patent reform, IP protection, privacy and repealing net-neutrality regulations.

On the last point, she said she expects the Federal Communications Commission to face "a congressional hurricane" as a result of Internet line rules in December.

Legislation halting the regulations will pass the House and Senate, she predicted.

She added that she "is not so sure" President Obama will attempt to veto such a bill since "more and more people are coming to agree on this issue."

Blackburn introduced a bill this month to stop the rules.