WASHINGTON, D.C. (6/20/12) - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement on the Energy and Commerce Committee passage of House Concurrent Resolution 127, which rejects the proposed international takeover of the Internet and preserves the current “multi-stakeholder” model of governance.
“I was pleased to vote today in favor of protecting the Internet from international control, specifically from the United Nations. This bipartisan vote shows both sides of the aisle agree as I do, that we must preserve and protect the global Internet from government control. What we have today is a “multi-stakeholder” model of governance of the Internet, and that model should stand.
“Additionally, the Internet has proven to serve as a means to entrepreneurship and innovation. At a time of high unemployment, it is outrageous to try and cripple this tool for innovation by allowing an international governing body to take control.
“I look forward to supporting this Resolution again as it moves for consideration by all Members of the House of Representatives. I encourage all of my colleagues to support this important Resolution.”
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