//  12/15/17  //  Latest Developments

As predicted, the FCC voted yesterday to reverse its 2015 net neutrality rules—and to thereby abandon a policy position that it had held since at least the 1960s. Chairman Pai, and Commissioners O’Rielly and Carr voted to approve the Order. Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel dissented.

I’ll have more to say on yesterday's vote, including comments on some dimensions of the coming legal challenges. After all, this vote is only the beginning, as this explainer on the process for challenging the FCC’s order details.


COVID-19, the ACA, and the Role of the Federal Government

3/23/20  //  Commentary

Congress has a crucial role to play in keeping us safe from COVID-19. Notwithstanding baseless continued attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Congress is fully empowered to legislate on these issues.

Congressional Oversight in the Midst of Coronavirus

3/6/20  //  Commentary

Congress has historically exercised its broad oversight authority to investigate public health crises and the executive branch’s responses to them, and it can do the same here.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

How Does The House Decide To Sue?

1/3/20  //  In-Depth Analysis

Since 2015, lawsuits by the House of Representatives have been authorized not by a vote of the full House but by majority of a standing, 5-member committee. Is this structure constitutional?