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April 8, 2011

House Votes - H.J.Res. 37: Net Neutrality Repeal

H.Res. 200: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 37
House Rules Committee moves measure to kill net neutrality regs

House Dems, GOP spar over FCC's net-neutrality rule
House Democrats and Republicans sparred on Tuesday over who should be keeping an eye on the actions of Internet service providers. Lawmakers debated whether consumers or government oversight would be better to monitor Internet service providers (ISPs) to ensure they are not restricting access to content.
On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed by 66 votes: 241-175, 16 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 63 votes: 241-178, 13 not voting
House approves rule for debating net-neutrality resolution
The House on Tuesday approved a rule for debating a resolution disapproving of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s net-neutrality rule. The rule was adopted in a 241-178 vote in which just a handful of Democrats voted with Republicans, including Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), John Conyers (Mich.), Jim Costa (Calif.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), and Heath Shuler (N.C.).

H.J.Res. 37: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices.

On Consideration of the Joint Resolution
Passed by 64 votes: 238-174, 20 not voting
House votes to consider net-neutrality resolution
Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair
Passed by 54 votes: 235-181, 16 not voting
House rejects another Hoyer request for a 'clean' spending resolution

Editor Note: What's clean about an appropriations bill that includes funding for an abortion provider?
On Passage
Passed by 61 votes: 240-179, 13 not voting


Republicans say market, not government, best at preventing Internet-site blocking
House Republicans on Friday argued that so far, market forces have taken care of the rare instances in which Internet service providers have blocked access to certain websites, and that this means federal efforts to regulate the Internet are unneeded.

Government shutdown starts with House Democratic microphone
Midway through a Friday afternoon debate over whether the Federal Communications Commission should be allowed to regulate the Internet, the microphone in the Democratic side shut down, a possibly ominous sign given that the entire federal government is headed toward a shutdown unless a spending deal is reached.

House passes measure to repeal net neutrality
A measure to repeal net-neutrality regulations passed the House on Friday in a largely party-line vote.

House votes to repeal net neutrality order
House lawmakers on Friday voted to roll back the FCC's net neutrality rules, dealing another political blow to one of Chairman Julius Genachowski's top priorities.

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