Earlier in the day, S. Derek Turner, research director of the Free Press Action Fund, testified before the subcommittee calling the resolution a “solution in search of a problem.”
Following the vote, Turner made the following statement:
“We are deeply disappointed that Congress has chosen to move forward with this dangerous overreach that would hamstring the FCC and leave Internet users unprotected from discrimination online. If this resolution becomes law, companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon will have free rein to censor free speech or block access to any website.
“There may be much to dislike about what this FCC did and how it did it, but the fundamental point here is we cannot simply set up a false choice between what the FCC did and no policy at all.”