By Sara Jerome - 03/14/11 05:30 PM EDT
“The Internet has been open and free — and should stay that way. That’s why I have exercised the authority under the Congressional Review Act to introduce H.J.Res. 37, a simple resolution that would nullify the FCC’s launch of a government takeover of the Internet,” wrote Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the Communications subcommittee.
Committee Democrats strongly oppose the resolution, arguing that rules are moderate and that the repeal approach is over-aggressive.
Subcommittee Vice Chairman Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) are also on the letter.
The full committee will mark up the resolution on Monday and hold a vote on Tuesday.