By Sara Jerome - 02/18/11 11:49 PM EST
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) voted to prevent the FCC from using funds to implement net-neutrality rules out of concern for "cost hikes."
Cuellar was one of ten Democrats who voted in favor of the amendment.
"Net neutrality creates unnecessary burdens on service providers, which will inevitably be passed on to consumers. We should be working to expand broadband access, especially to underserved communities; and not limiting expansion by creating an environment for imminent cost hikes," he said.
The amendment to House spending bill was offered by Communications subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (Ore.). It passed Thursday evening.