House votes to stop FCC funding for net neutrality [Washington Post]
The FCC's network neutrality rules are already the subject of a lawsuit filed by Verizon and MetroPCS seeking to overtun them on jurisdictional grounds. As of Thursday, they're also under assault in Congress, as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to deny funding to the FCC for the rules' enforcement budget.
The House voted 244 to 181 in approving an amendment to a spending bill that denied the FCC funding for net neutrality enforcement. The measure was championed by the Republican majority in that chamber, and the vote was largely along party lines.
Of course, for the measure to become law it must be approved by the Senate and signed into law by President Obama. It faces an uncertian future in the Senate. Republicans in that body have filed a similar measure, but they don't have a majority, although there might be enough Democrats to make it a horserace. Even so, President Obama, a supporter of the FCC's actions on net neutrality, would be unlikely to sign a bill that effectively overturns the new rules.