Washington (March 28, 2017) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules by utilizing the Congressional Review Act. Last week, the Senate passed a similar resolution, with the vote occurring entirely along party lines.

“The Republican-controlled Congress wants broadband companies to use and sell sensitive information about Americans’ health, finances, and even children without consent,” said Senator Markey. “The big broadband behemoths and their Republican allies have fired their opening salvo in the war on net neutrality, and broadband privacy protections are the first victim.


“In light of this Republican roll-back, I plan to introduce legislation that directs the FCC to reinstate strong broadband privacy rules.”