Issa Statement on President’s Support for Regulating the Internet

Published: Nov 10, 2014

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement supporting strong regulation of the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission:

“President Obama’s decision to put political pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet is bad for American consumers, would stifle economic growth, and would open the pathway for unnecessary government interference. The Internet’s revolutionary success is due in large part to an entrepreneurialism that adapts and innovates freely as the Internet evolves. A free and open Internet allows Americans to operate their small businesses, communicate freely, and stay competitive in a changing global economy. Instead of bowing to political pressure from the President, the FCC should take into account the strong bipartisan support for keeping the Internet free and open.”