By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-9-17
Republicans are going after the FCC’s broadband privacy rules with both barrels.
Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, has introduced her version of a Congressional Review Act resolution invalidating the FCC’s Oct. 27 order. That follows a similar CRA resolution introduced this week by Sen, Jeff Flake of Arizona.
The CRA allows a simple majority of Congress members to invalidate recent regulations, in this case rules approved by the FCC back in October.
Like the Flake resolution, H.J.Res. 86 “provides congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.” » Read More