Pelosi Statement on Agreement on California Net Neutrality Bill

Jul 5, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Taylor Griffin, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Democrats in the California State Legislature secured an agreement to advance the strongest net neutrality bill in the nation:

“Once again, California is proudly leading the way to a future in which young people can secure the good-paying jobs of the future and small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive.  
 
“It gives me pride to join with Senator Wiener and net neutrality advocates to reverse the Trump Administration’s disastrous, special interest decision to end vital net neutrality protections, and to create the strongest set of net neutrality protections in the nation.  Together, we must ensure that all Californians can enjoy the free and open Internet that is their right. 
 
“The rest of the country must now follow California’s lead.  State bills like California’s are urgently needed until House Republicans join Democrats to sign Congressman Doyle’s discharge petition to force a vote on his bill to restore net neutrality.
 
“While Republicans stick young people and small businesses with a raw deal, House Democrats are fighting to restore these vital protections and are offering A Better Deal to bring the power of the Internet to every neighborhood, school and farm.”
 

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