Democracy & Technology Blog Quotable

From today’s session of the House Judiciary Committee, during which net neutrality legislation was approved by a vote of 20 to 13:
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“The very same people who are advocating for net neutrality have been telling us to stay out of Internet issues. It’s a bad idea to legislative in this area, they said.” –Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-NY)

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“Should we attempt to set out rules of a rapidly evolving market before we know where it is going? I think it would be smarter to leave this to the courts to adjudicate on a case by case basis.” –Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Hance Haney

Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology & Democracy Project
Hance Haney served as Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology & Democracy Project at the Discovery Institute, in Washington, D.C. Haney spent ten years as an aide to former Senator Bob Packwood (OR), and advised him in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Communications Subcommittee during the deliberations leading to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He subsequently held various positions with the United States Telecom Association and Qwest Communications. He earned a B.A. in history from Willamette University and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.