Congressman Phil Gingrey (GA-11) yesterday issued the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology voted on H.J. Res. 37, a resolution to overturn the controversial net neutrality rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission:

“Today’s ruling begins the fight against a government takeover of the Internet,” said Subcommittee member Gingrey.

Gingrey added, “The FCC rules put power in the hands of federal bureaucrats instead of the American people. It is simply another attempt by the federal government to control private industry and further burden free enterprise.”

“As we see our economy struggle to regain its momentum, now is the time to invest in technology, expand business, and encourage entrepreneurship – not hinder economic growth by creating unnecessary regulations at a cost to America’s workforce,” said Gingrey.

H.J. Res. 37, the resolution disapproving the net neutrality rules submitted by the FCC, passed the Subcommittee by a vote of 15 to 8.