House Votes Down FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to block the Federal Communications Commission from prohibiting discriminatory treatment of Internet traffic, a bill President Barack Obama has said he would veto if passed by the U.S. Senate.

The bill, H.J. Res. 37, swept through by a vote of 240-179 largely along party lines, with Republicans lining up in support of the resolution of disapproval sponsored by subcommittee on communications and technology chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Democrats defending the FCC's proposed plan.

The measure faces...
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