Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality announcement.
“The last thing we need right now is more bureaucratic overregulation that will discourage innovation, hurt competition, and serve as an industry job-killer. Instead, we should be working with industry to encourage more innovation and job creation in the virtual space. This administration needs to stop mimicking some of the most restrictive policies of countries like China. Federal control of the Internet will restrict our online freedom and leave Americans facing the same horrors that they have experienced with HealthCare.gov. Since it is clear that FCC Chairman Wheeler is on a crusade to implement these socialistic regulations, I will soon be introducing legislation to block these efforts and protect Internet freedom for consumers.”