28 Mar '17, 8pm

House Repeals FCC Broadband Privacy Rules

In a victory for ISPs, advertisers and tech companies that had opposed the new FCC's broadband privacy rules, the House has voted along purely party lines to repeal those rules, with only the President's signature needed to make it official. The vote on the Congressional Review Act resolution Tuesday (March 28) came after heated and sometimes loud debate, mostly on the Democratic side, over the issue and even extended to talk about underwear size after Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) said that ISPs should not be able to sell information on what size of underwear he buys to garment companies. The Senate approved the CRA resolution March 23 by a party line vote of 50 to 48. The resolution removes the rules, approved on a party line vote Oct. 27, from the congressional record and prevents the FCC from adopting substantially similar rules in the future. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif....

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