House Rules Committee moves measure to kill net neutrality regs 

By a 7-to-3 vote, the House Rules Committee has set a date for House consideration of a resolution to kill net neutrality rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission in December.

The Joint resolution is very short and to the point:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Union that Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to the matter of preserving the open Internet and broadband industry practices (Report and Order FCC 10–201, adopted by the Commission on December 21, 2010), and such rule shall have no force or effect.

Debate and a House vote are expected tomorrow. The FCC's adoption of these rules was extremely controversial, given the disapproval of Congress and an earlier court ruling that the FCC does not have the power to regulate the Internet.

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