WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today released the following statement on net neutrality after voting against a resolution from Senate Democrats. The resolution would reapply a Federal Communications Commission rulemaking from 2015 to overregulate the internet using outdated rules: 

“Like most Nebraskans, I support the principles of net neutrality. Broadband internet providers should be transparent and they should not block, slow, or discriminate against internet traffic. It is Congress’ role to work together on a bipartisan solution that will provide protections for all Americans online, and create lasting certainty for the modern internet. Instead, Senator Markey’s resolution was a political distraction from these important objectives, and that’s why I voted against it.”