Statement Regarding House Energy & Commerce Approval of H. Con. Res. 127 Urging the ITU to Keep the Internet Free from Government Control
<p>“We applaud the House Energy & Commerce Committee for approving this important resolution which sends a strong and clear message that the United Nations and International Telecommunications Union should cease its efforts to assert and impose unprecedented governmental regulation over the Internet. As history demonstrates, the success of the Internet is firmly rooted in its current multi-stakeholder governance model which incents private investment, consciously avoids government controls, and yields innovative new ways of increasing consumer welfare around the globe. We especially applaud the bipartisan leadership of Chairmen Bono Mack, Upton, and Walden and Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo for their efforts to introduce and guide this resolution through the Committee. We are hopeful the resolution will be soon considered by the full House.”</p>
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<strong>CONTACT:</strong> Brian Dietz/Joy Sims, 202-222-2350
H. Con. Res. 127 expresses the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.