GOP members defer, plan net neutrality repeal hearing

Granting the request of the minority committee leadership, House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee have scheduled a hearing next Wednesday to discuss efforts to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s December net neutrality order.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology had originally scheduled a markup hearing to consider a resolution of disapproval of the order this week, but the ranking Democrats on the full panel and the subcommittee had objected.

GOP leaders first said they would reschedule the vote, then today announced a hearing to consider the matter, scheduled for next Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m.

Republicans in both the House and Senate have introduced resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, a procedural move to force the FCC to abandon its net neutrality rules.

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