During Hearing, O'Halleran Calls for Protection of Free and Open Internet

February 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, attended a hearing on net neutrality and spoke in support of an open internet that supports small, rural businesses and protects consumers.

“In this highly connected, fast-paced world, the quality and accessibility of internet is critical to the lasting success of small businesses – especially in rural America,” O’Halleran said. “We have a responsibility to support our communities and grow our economy. We can do that by protecting and strengthening net neutrality rules that prevent Internet Service Providers from throttling access and give consumers the privacy and security they deserve. There is bipartisan support in Congress to do this, and I stand ready to work with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to deliver results for American businesses and consumers.”

O’Halleran is a member of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee. He is also the Co-Chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition.

Watch O’Halleran’s remarks here.