Net Neutrality Rule-Blocking Bill Is 'Possible' For Thursday House Vote


The House may or may not take up the FCC network neutrality-blocking bill Thursday, according to a note from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

On the whip home page, the bill is listed as only "possible" for a floor vote Thursday.

H.J. Res. 37 would invalidate the FCC's Dec. 21 vote to expand and codify its network neutrality guidelines per a compromise hammered out with industry players looking to avoid the stricter regulation of Internet access under some title II common carrier regs.

House Communications Subcommittee chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is pushing the resolution with the backing of full Energy & Commerce Committee chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and other leading party members. The President has been counseled by his advisors to veto it in the unlikely event it passed in the Senate.