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House panel to vote to strike down net neutrality rules

A House subcommittee on Wednesday plans to vote on a resolution of disapproval that would aim to overturn the net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission adopted in December.

The resolution (available here in PDF format) is set to come to a vote before the Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., a proceeding that will be largely a formality. Passage is assured: all but one Republican member of the subcommittee joined in introducing the resolution.

House Republicans have been marching in lockstep on the net neutrality issue, and the resolution of disapproval is likely to have little difficulty sailing through the lower chamber. A companion measure is pending in the Senate, where passage over a Democratic majority is far less likely.

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