Representative Bono Mack Introduces Bipartisan Resolution on Internet Governance
In advance of a major meeting to be held later this year in Dubai on how the global Internet should be governed, U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has introduced a resolution making it clear to the delegation from the U.S. that they “should continue working to implement the position of the United States on Internet governance that clearly articulates the consistent and unequivocal policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control and preserve and advance the successful multi-stakeholder model that governs the Internet today.”
The resolution was taken up and passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning and has attracted, as four of its 54 bipartisan co-sponsors: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry Waxman (D-CA), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Subcommittee Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA).
Bono Mack said, “For nearly a decade, the United Nations quietly has been angling to become the epicenter of Internet governance. A vote for my resolution is a vote to keep the Internet free from government control and to prevent Russia, China, India and other nations from succeeding in giving the U.N. unprecedented power over Web content and infrastructure.”
The text of H. Con. Res 127 can be found here.