Lawmakers in Washington state are reacting to the FCC's decision to undo net neutrality rules.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released a statement after the decision.
“I support an open Internet, but there is a better way to ensure consumer protections without disrupting the free flow of information and innovation that has made it a cornerstone of the 21st Century economy,” said McMorris Rodgers in her statement. "What I want is for everyone to come to the table to find a bipartisan, legislative solution that will protect consumers while not harming investment, innovation, and free-market principles.”
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Senator Patty Murray reacted to the news on Twitter.
Despite the pleas of millions of Americans, President Trump’s FCC voted to change the internet as we know it, and turn it into yet another money-making tool for large corporations. #NetNeutrality https://t.co/zGnRAE94Sj— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) December 14, 2017
Before the decision, Senator Maria Cantwell tweeted in support of keeping net neutrality.
The battle for net neutrality is one of the most important economic battles here in Puget Sound. It’s about keeping innovation going. We never know who the next big internet or tech company is going to be. #ProtectNetNeutrality— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@SenatorCantwell) December 14, 2017
Representative Suzan DelBene reacted to the news, too. She says it's a loss for consumers, but the fight to keep it is not over.
There’s no question that today’s @FCC vote to overturn #NetNeutrality is a massive loss for consumers & innovation. But the fight doesn't stop today. I'll keep pushing for a free & open internet so America can continue as a world leader in #innovation. https://t.co/ahxYavSe7V— Rep. Suzan DelBene (@RepDelBene) December 14, 2017
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