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FCC Should Preempt Individual State Attempts to Regulate the Internet

Among the many positive changes within the federal government since the end of the Obama Administration and the arrival of the Trump Administration, perhaps none surpass those brought by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under new Chairman Ajit Pai.

And the most welcome and beneficial change undertaken by the new FCC is its action to rescind Obama FCC decisions to begin regulating the internet as a "public utility" under statutes passed in the 1930s for old-fashioned, copper-wire telephone service.  The Obama FCC's action instantly began to stifle new broadband investment, and was subject to legal reversal.  The internet thrived for two decades under both the Clinton and Bush administrations precisely due to the federal government's "light touch" regulatory policy, and there…[more]

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Tuesday, January 31 2017

In a letter sent today, the Center for Individual Freedom ("CFIF") joined with more than 50 organizations to applaud Congress's use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to "reassert its lawmaking authority and partner with the White House in bringing meaningful regulatory relief to millions of Americans across the country," and to urge "additional efforts to use the CRA to bring as much permanent regulatory relief to the American people as possible."

"Congress has an important duty to work with the Trump administration in rolling back the regulatory avalanche of the last eight years," the letter reads.  "Processing resolutions of disapproval under the CRA is an essential tool for this because overturning regulations via the CRA creates a permanent bar against regulators imposing substantially similar rules in the future without seeking express authorization from Congress."

The letter was organized by Americans for Prosperity.  The entire letter can be read here (PDF).

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