April 5, 2011
The White House threatened on Monday to veto any bill from Congress that would scuttle new rules aimed at keeping internet access free and open.
â€œIf the president is presented with a resolution of disapproval that would not safeguard the free and open Internet, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the resolution,â€ the Office of Management and Budget said in a Statement of Administration Policy.
The House Rules Committee voted on Monday evening to send the resolution to the House floor. The resolution would repeal the Federal Communications Commissionâ€™s so-called â€œnetwork-neutralityâ€ regulations, designed to prevent Internet carriers from blocking websites that use too much bandwidth. The committee voted to allow one hour of debate on the issue. House aides say a vote is expected on Tuesday but the resolution is not expected to make it past the Senate.