The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee today released a budget proposal that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its new net neutrality rules.
The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill for fiscal 2016, to be considered in a subcommittee meeting tomorrow, “contains $315 million for the FCC—a cut of $25 million below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $73 million below the request,” the committee said in its announcement. “The legislation prohibits the FCC from implementing net neutrality until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, and prohibits the FCC from regulating rates for either wireline or wireless Internet service.”
Internet service providers who sued to overturn the rules have asked a federal appeals court for a stay that would prevent the FCC’s order from being implemented until a final judgment is rendered. The rules are scheduled to take effect on Friday; the court has not ruled on the petition for a stay.
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