WASHINGTON, D.C.--- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), member of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s new net-neutrality rules:

 "The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of a net neutrality plan that is the most dramatic government intervention in the Internet in two decades.  The FCC’s proposal to regulate the Internet will hurt consumers and discourage new investment and innovation in broadband.  It is Congress, not an unelected federal commission, that is tasked with modernizing our Nation’s telecommunications laws and today’s action is a blatant overstep of authority that threatens to stifle one of the Nation’s most important economic engines."