Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

White House Threatens Veto of Net-Neutrality Bill White House Threatens Veto of Net-Neutrality Bill

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Technology / TECHNOLOGY

White House Threatens Veto of Net-Neutrality Bill

(pfly/flickr)

photo of Maggie Fox
November 8, 2011

The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto legislation that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission's network-neutrality rules aimed at creating a more “open” Internet.

“The administration strongly opposes Senate passage of S.J. Res. 6, which would undermine a fundamental part of the nation’s open Internet and innovation strategy – an enforceable, effective, but flexible policy for keeping the Internet free and open,” the White House said in a statement.

“Today more than ever, the open Internet is essential to job creation, economic growth, and global competitiveness."

 

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has been pushing to repeal so-called net-neutrality regulations. The rules, which Walden sees as burdensome and unjustified, would create new expectations for the way phone and cable companies treat Internet traffic.

The lawmaker has characterized the FCC as an agency gone “amok.” The House passed Walden’s net-neutrality repeal bill in April; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, is a sponsor of the Senate resolution, which is unlikely to get pass.

“It would be ill-advised to threaten the very foundations of innovation in the Internet economy and the democratic spirit that has made the Internet a force for social progress around the world,” the White House said.

“If the president is presented with S.J. Res. 6, which would not safeguard the free and open Internet, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the resolution. “

More Technology
Job Board
Search Jobs
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Senior Water Resource Project Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Fairfax, VA
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Albany, NY
Sales Engineer-Process Automation/Instrumentation
American Society of Civil Engineers
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus