Net Neutrality Rule-Blocking Bill Is 'Possible' For Thursday House Vote

Walden is pushing the resolution with backing of Upton, other leading party members

The House may or may not take up the FCC network
neutrality-blocking bill Thursday, according to a note from Democratic
Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

On the whip home page, the bill is listed as only
"possible" for a floor vote Thursday.

H.J. Res. 37 would invalidate the FCC's Dec. 21 vote to
expand and codify its network neutrality guidelines per a compromise hammered
out with industry players looking to avoid the stricter regulation of Internet
access under some title II common carrier regs.

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden
(R-Ore.) is pushing the resolution with the backing of full Energy &
Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and other leading party members.
The President has been counseled by his advisors to veto it in the unlikely
event it passed in the Senate.