Yoho Statement on FCC
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted in favor of removing an Obama-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation that imposed heavy-handed requirements on internet service providers. S.J.Res.34 evens the playing field for internet service providers and allows them to play by the same rules that apply to internet companies like Google and Facebook. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“I have heard the concerns of people in my district and across the country that worry about their online privacy. Data privacy is a public policy everyone agrees with, but it was regulated perfectly well before the FCC engaged in rulemaking outside its legal authority. Today we continued our effort in rolling back burdensome Obama-era regulations.
“Despite what people may have heard, the bill we passed today does not stop internet privacy protections. Identity theft is still a crime, as is hacking and cyber-espionage. If anything, today’s bill actually protects internet users’ privacy by being forward looking. Preventing the FCC from implementing an unfair privacy regime on internet service providers will stop the government from limiting consumer choice, stifling digital innovation, and inserting big-government control over the internet.”