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Cantor Report Dings FCC Net Neutrality Rules

October 23, 2012

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday singled out the Federal Communications Commission's Internet competition rules in a report decrying the rise of an "imperial presidency."

The report's authors listed off a variety of ways they see the Obama administration as ignoring Congress and circumventing the normal regulatory process. Among the administration's offenses, according to the report, is the FCC's decision to enact "network neutrality" rules, which aim to regulate how Internet companies block or control access to their networks by competitors.

"In recent years technology has been one of our nation's strongest economic growth areas, yet the Federal Communications Commission has sought to impose new network neutrality rules on the internet," the report states.

While legislation on the issue never left Congress, the FCC went ahead anyway. "Businesses negatively impacted by these new regulations have been forced to go to court once again to defend against regulations that the agency has no authority to issue," the report argues.

The House has voted to overturn the rules, but a similar measure is not expected to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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