While we were all preparing to celebrate the birth of Christ and the 111th was busy igniting their scorched earth agenda, the FCC snuck one under the radar.
Most of us missed it... Not the new 112th.
House Speaker John Boehner said that the Federal Communications Commission's December network neutrality decision is proof that the FCC "is creeping further into the free market" and could impede the freedom of speech, the Washington Times reports.
When the FCC rammed through net neutrality regulations last December, Chairman Julius Genachowski may have been hoping Americans would be too busy with their Christmas shopping to notice.
The Speaker’s view seems to be shared by Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, led by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.). That panel is set to vote tomorrow on a “resolution of disapproval” of the FCC’s regulations.
Rep. Walden previously succeeded in inserting an amendment into the Continuing Resolution that would bar the FCC from using funds appropriated to it to implement net neutrality.
The FCC has remained quiet regarding such moves, though net neutrality advocates such as the hard left group Free Press have critiqued them, as well as Boehner’s comments. Tomorrow’s House Subcommittee vote will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the resolution is expected to pass.
This is what happens when you don't stay engaged to what is happening in Washington!