Congressman Joe Neguse Votes for Bold Legislation to Save the Internet, While Presiding over the House floor for Debate on Net Neutrality
Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse was chosen this morning to preside over the House floor throughout debate of H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, to restore popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses. The Save the Internet Act passed the House this morning.
“It is an honor to join my colleagues on behalf of the people of Colorado and Americans across the country to pass the Save the Internet Act to restore net neutrality protections and make the Internet better, cheaper and faster for Colorado consumers, entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “ I was excited to preside over the House floor during the debate for this bill. The House Democratic Majority has been working for the people in Washington. Bringing back net neutrality is yet another example of bold solutions in the interest of Americans everywhere.”
The bicameral Save the Internet Act creates popular, bipartisan and targeted net neutrality protections, and codifies the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order similar to last year’s Congressional Review Act that passed the Senate and had bipartisan support in the House:
- Strengthening transparency protections, enacting specific rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization, and empowering the FCC to investigate consumer and business complaints and fine internet service providers for violations of the Communications Act;
- Protecting consumers against unjust, unreasonable and discriminatory practices, and promoting competition;
- Ensuring consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans; and
- Restoring the FCC’s authority to fund broadband access for rural communities, working Americans, veterans, seniors, students and disabled Americans.