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Net neutrality repeal clears House panel in 15-8 party line vote

The House took its first step toward overturning net-neutrality rules after a marathon debate about the economic impact of the FCC regulations on Wednesday.

The Energy and Commerce telecom subcommittee voted to repeal the rules in a 15-8 party line vote.

“We have an open and thriving Internet thanks to our historical hands-off approach. The Internet works pretty well; it’s the government that doesn’t,” said subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.).

Full story: Net neutrality repeal clears House panel in 15-8 party line vote