Skip to Content

Sen. Cruz Cosponsors Bill to Keep the Internet Free

Sen. Lee’s Restoring Internet Freedom Act would repeal so-called net neutrality rules

February 26, 2016

  |  

202-228-7561

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday joined Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in introducing the Restoring Internet Freedom Act (S. 2602), which would repeal the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules that put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service, and what types of products and services can be delivered. The bill also prevents the FCC from implementing similar rules in the future.

“So-called net neutrality leads to fewer choices, fewer opportunities, and higher prices for consumers,” Sen. Cruz said. “If the FCC turns the Internet into a regulated public utility, the innovation and creativity that has characterized the Internet from its dawn will inevitably be stifled.”

Cruz continued: “The Internet has long been a haven for entrepreneurial freedom, and the next generation of Internet-connected devices, apps, and services will generate trillions of dollars of global economic growth in the years ahead. I am honored to join Sen. Mike Lee in leading this effort to keep the Internet free from federal government regulation.”

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have joined Sen. Cruz as cosponsors of Sen. Lee’s Restoring Internet Freedom Act. The full text of the bill is available here

###

Offices

Central TX

(512) 916-5834
300 E 8th
Suite 961
Austin, TX 78701
Email

 

North TX

(214) 599-8749
Lee Park Tower II
3626 N. Hall St.
Suite 410
Dallas, TX 75219
Email

Southeast TX

(713) 718-3057
The Mickey Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street
Suite 9047
Houston, TX 77002

Email

South/Cen. TX

(210) 340-2885
9901 IH-10W
Suite 950
San Antonio, TX 78230
Email

East TX

(903) 593-5130
305 S. Broadway
Suite 501
Tyler, TX 75702
Email

South TX

(956) 686-7339
200 S. 10th St
Suite 1603
McAllen, TX 78501
Email

West TX

Email

Washington, D.C.

(202) 224-5922
127A Russell
Washington, DC 20510
Contact

Generated in 0.149 seconds.