The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced that it has postponed its scheduled markup Wednesday morning in its Communications and Technology Subcommittee of a resolution aimed at blocking the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules.
The panel did not give a reason for the postponement of action on the resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, which gives lawmakers a limited amount of time to pass legislation aimed at blocking regulations approved by federal agencies. Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., introduced the resolution to try to block the FCC's open Internet rules, approved in December, from going into effect.
On Tuesday, however, Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, the top Democrat on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, called for a hearing on the resolution before the subcommittee votes on it.
The subcommittee did not give a date for when it would take up the resolution.