Thune: Now that FCC has acted, Congress Should Too

December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement on today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to approve the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order.”

“Now that the FCC has acted to reverse an ill-conceived regulatory scheme, Congress must take the lead in setting a clear path forward through bipartisan legislation to avoid the risk of regulatory back and forth. As I did before the Obama Administration first put its rules into place in 2015, I favor Congress enacting net neutrality protections and establishing sensible limits on the power of regulators. I call on Democrats and Republicans who want to preserve a free and open internet to work together on permanent consumer protections.”