Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette Condemns Latest FCC Action to Repeal Net Neutrality

Feb 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, again expressed her strong opposition to repealing Obama-era Net Neutrality rules in response to the final Net Neutrality repeal order being printed in the Federal Register today. The order will largely go into full effect on April 23 of this year, giving Congress and supporters of Net Neutrality only 60 days to reverse this move.

“It is shameful that the FCC, under the leadership of Chairman Pai, continues to forge ahead with a damaging repeal of these common-sense consumer safeguards,” DeGette said. “Countless Americans, including many in my congressional district, have engaged passionately in the battle to protect Net Neutrality, yet the chairman and his allies seem to be willfully ignoring this unprecedented public outcry. What’s more, there are outstanding questions about whether the FCC adequately vetted and logged a record 24 million public comments regarding its decision to repeal Net Neutrality, which my colleagues and I on the Energy and Commerce Committee wrote in a letter sent to Chairman Pai last week.

“As the activists in Colorado and across America engaged in this struggle continue their crusade to ensure a free and open internet for all, Congress must support their important efforts by passing legislation to preserve these rules. I urge my House colleagues to swiftly pass the resolution sponsored by Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) rejecting the repeal, which I have enthusiastically agreed to cosponsor, before it’s too late.”