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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Net Neutrality February 4, 2015
Maria Cantwell, D-WA
"According to the news reports, Chairman Wheeler will announce a plan to use the FCC authority in the most comprehensive way to protect Net neutrality, prohibit pay-to-play fast lanes, prohibit blocking and throttling, require greater transparency for consumers, and apply the rules to wireless broadbands so that smart phones are treated just like the browser on your desk."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions January 7, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr. President, for nearly a year now, Americans across the country have made their voices heard on the critical issue of how we protect an open Internet. Their message has been loud and clear—they want meaningful rules that protect the Internet as a platform for free expression and innovation. Consumers want to see the online space as we have always known it, as a place where the best ideas and services can reach users on merit rather than based on a financial relationship with a broadband provider. Last Congress I joined with my friend in the House, Representative Doris Matsui of California, to introduce bicameral legislation requiring the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, to ban “pay-to-play” deals on the Internet. Today, I am pleased to once again join with her to reintroduce this important bill."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3522, Employee Health Care Protection Act Of 2014 September 10, 2014
Ted Deutch, D-FL
"It is time to get money out and voters in and end this “pay-to-play” democracy. I urge my colleagues to vote against the motion ordering the previous question, to allow consideration of the Democracy for All Amendment to overturn Citizens United, and allow the American people, and not the special interests, to once again set the agenda in Washington."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions June 17, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr President, in recent months, we have seen an outpouring of public support for maintaining meaningful open Internet rules. Americans are speaking loud and clear—they want an Internet that is a platform for free expression and innovation, where the best ideas and services can reach consumers based on merit rather than based on a financial relationship with a broadband provider. I agree, which is why today I am proud to join my friend in the House, Representative Doris Matsui of California, to introduce bicameral legislation requiring the Federal Communications Commission FCC, to ban pay-to-play deals on the Internet."
Nomination Of David Jeremiah Barron To Be United States Circuit Judge For The First Circuit—Continued May 21, 2014
Jeff Flake, R-AZ
"ABC News said at the time of the firm’s operation: Millions out to lawmakers, hundreds of millions back in the form of earmarks for clients, have made it for many observers the poster child for tacit pay-to-play politics."

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