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Congress

House Panel Postpones Vote On Net Neutrality Resolution

March 2, 2011

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.

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