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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Torches Trump Administration Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality

November 21, 2017
Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s expected announcement of his plan to roll back net neutrality regulations.

“A dictatorship cannot flourish when knowledge is common and abundant.

"The Trump administration and Chairman Pai's plan to dismantle net neutrality regulations continues an insidious alliance with big businesses to spite consumers. Tiered deals to access the internet will perpetuate a preventative division of knowledge, especially against low income communities, which enables people like Trump to come to power.

"What about the kids that don't have internet in their homes? What about the public school systems, abandoned by the Trump budget, struggling to fund computer labs for their students? What about the young woman applying for her second job online just to make pay rent? What about the average consumer? What about the middle class of America?

"The President has never had to work for anything in his entire life and this action further demonstrates that he has never been around anyone that has had to do so either. This assault on consumers will be fought and won."