Last year, Congress used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back some of President Barack Obama’s “midnight regulations” by enacting “resolutions of disapproval.” The CRA's agreed upon function, when it passed in the 1990s, was to prevent regulatory overreach by federal agencies. But now supporters of regulating the Internet are flipping the concept on its head, advocating a CRA resolution of disapproval to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of so-called net neutrality rules.
CEI’s Wayne Crews has written about the irony of our friends on the left advocating for a CRA of any kind, but FreedomWorks is delving into the merits of net neutrality policy itself. CEI has done its share on the topic for more than 10 years. Tune in to FreedomWorks live streams on February 26 to hear CEI’s Ryan Radia and other scholars and experts explain why burdening the Internet with heavy-handed federal regulations stifles innovation and deters investment, and most certainly does not make the Internet more free.