Katy Bachman reports:
The split in control of Congress—where Democrats still have a majority in the Senate and Republicans now dominate the House—is bound to lead to gridlock. This week, it’s become apparent that the conflict is likely to extend to forthcoming Internet legislation and regulation.
On Thursday, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., outlined his committee’s priorities for the new session. Topping the list are, among other things, online privacy and consumer protection. That’s in contrast to the Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce Committee, which listed Internet privacy, cyber security and content protection as “possible” topics, while putting a priority on the Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality regulations.
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