Net neutrality repeal

Bill to restore net neutrality rules clears House committee

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A bill to restore net neutrality rules, rolled back by the Federal Communications Commission in 2017, passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee along party lines on Wednesday.

Why it matters: A vote on the floor of the Democrat-controlled House would raise the profile of this round in the net neutrality fight.

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Pelosi says House will introduce bill to restore net neutrality

Nancy Pelosi
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Congress will introduce a bill on Wednesday to restore net neutrality protections, according to The Hill.

Why it matters: While states have proposed their own laws, the national open internet rules created under the Obama administration were revoked by the FCC back in 2017. Details of the bill have yet to be released, and any bill would not only have to pass a divided Congress, but also gain the approval of President Trump.