Feb 27 2015

Senator Blunt’s Statement On The FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 300-page, secret plan to regulate the Internet:

“It’s no surprise the FCC wants to keep its new plan for Internet regulation a secret. This back-room deal will hurt innovation, reduce competitiveness, hamper job growth, and raise costs for consumers,” said Blunt. “Missourians deserve more certainty when it comes to the Internet – not more of the same, government-knows-best approach that we’ve come to expect from the Obama Administration.”

In May 2014, Blunt joined his fellow Senate Republican Leaders and sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying, “Rather than attempting further legal contortions to encumber modern communications networks with last century’s rules, the Commission should work with the Congress to develop clear statutory authority and direction for the agency so that it can be a productive regulator for the 21st century marketplace.”