Westerman says 'Net Neutrality' is "heavy-handed regulation with no input from Congress"

February 26, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement regarding the FCC's passage of sweeping new regulations, known as "net neutrality:"

“The rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission are yet another overreach of the Obama administration, passing heavy-handed regulation with no input from Congress. These rules will result in a nation less free than it was before this mind-boggling decision. Ask yourself – what is the problem with the Internet that requires a fix by an overreaching federal government? The FCC’s actions just mimic those of the president, focused more on special interests and less on promoting a good economic environment for Fourth District residents. It is time for Congress to act to keep the Internet free and open for all residents of the Fourth District, Arkansas and the United States and keep commerce flowing.”