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Oshkosh, WI – Sen. Johnson made these remarks in response to the White House’s support for heavy-handed regulation of the Internet:

“Last week, voters across the country rejected the president’s regulatory policies that have made this economic recovery the weakest in more than half a century.  Ignoring this, today the president has decided to go after one sector of our economy that has continued to flourish: the Internet.   Treating the dynamic Internet like a government-regulated utility will stall investment and innovation and inject uncertainty into the market through burdensome rules and legal challenges.  As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee with direct oversight over the FCC, I strongly oppose reclassifying the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act and will remind the FCC that as an independent agency, it answers to Congress, not the White House.”