This bill would block the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proceeding with its rollback of net neutrality using the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In May 2017 the FCC offered an NPRM it called the “Restoring Internet Freedom” plan, which would undo the Obama administration’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
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Committee on Energy and CommerceCommunications and TechnologyIntroducedDecember 7th, 2017
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What is House Bill H.R. 4585?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 4585
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) introduced this bill to stop the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality:
“The FCC’s proposal to screw up your internet is just about the worst plan I’ve seen -- the comment period was a mess and the rest of the proposal is full of holes. My bill would stop this rule from going into effect and keep the internet the way it is -- affordable, open, and full of innovation.”
Republicans have largely expressed support for the rollback, with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) saying after its introduction:
“The internet is evidence of the unparalleled heights that a true free market can reach. But those heights have been threatened by federal regulations that set a dangerous precedent by focusing on controlling the internet rather than protecting consumers.”
This legislation has the support of 16 cosponsors in the House, all of whom are Democrats.
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