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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of S.J. Res. 34, disapproving of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation on internet privacy:

“Since the dawn of the internet, the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) has acted as America’s online privacy regulator. Last year, after the FCC acted to strip the FTC of that role, the FCC attempted to adopt flawed rules that it claimed would provide privacy protections for customers of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) but in reality created confusion and harmed competition without privacy benefits. The internet has become the amazing tool that it is because it is largely left untouched by regulation—and that shouldn’t stop now. The resolution we passed today will protect both consumers and the future of internet innovation by overturning this flawed FCC rule.”