To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 3, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on March 3, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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54 Cosponsors (54 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Blackburn Statement on Release of FCC Net Neutrality Rules”
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Mar 12, 2015
“Lance Responds to FCC Release of Depression-Era Internet Regulations”
— Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 12, 2015
“Blackburn Reintroduces Legislation to Block FCCs Net Neutrality Rules”
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Mar 4, 2015
Jan 5, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 96 (112th).
Feb 21, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4070 (113th).
Mar 3, 2015
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H.R. 1212 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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