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FCC Preemption Amendment Approved

Would prevent commission from overriding state laws limiting municipal broadband 7/16/2014 05:26:00 PM Eastern

The Republican-controlled House has approved an amendment to the Financial Services bill—the FCC appropriations bill—that would prevent the FCC from preempting municipal broadband regulations.

The amendment, which was introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), is unlikely to make it past the Democratically controlled Senate but for now it is part of the must-pass bill.

"The People's House has spoken. We don't need unelected bureaucrats in Washington telling our states what they can and can't do with respect to protecting their limited taxpayer dollars and private enterprises," Blackburn said Wednesday (July 16).

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