Senate Democrats push to block net neutrality repeal using Congressional Review Act
17 May, 2018, 07:00
That's a more hard ask, since Democrats only hold 193 seats there. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Sen.
The Senate vote was notably bipartisan with all 49 Democratic caucus members and three Republicans voting in favor of the resolution.
The repeal takes effect June 11. All Democrats and Independents voted for it, and all but three Republicans voted against it. However, she said, in many places, consumers do not have multiple providers to choose from.
However, while this is a victory for net neutrality advocates, it does not represent the end of the story. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, said in a speech before the vote. The measure can not be filibustered in the Senate. That will still happen unless the House passes the bill and President Trump signs it by that date.
The measure, which cleared the Senate in a 52-47, would put previous net neutrality rules back into place and restores the classification of broadband Internet access service as a lightly-regulated "information service".
Republicans overwhelmingly support ending net neutrality because they want to shift regulatory power away from the federal government and toward the private market. Telecommunications companies oppose the regulations.
In fact, Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling found 56 percent of small business owners oppose the FCC's repeal of net neutrality, with almost 4 in 10 strongly opposing the repeal.
"The American public understands how important these protections are to their lives and the future of the internet", Nelson said. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the lead sponsor instructed reporters final week throughout a information convention. The resolution Democrats are putting forward today would undo that progress. "And let them know how you feel about the way they voted". The law would restore parts of the Obama-era rules, but it would not categorize broadband providers as common-carrier providers that need to follow utility-style rules.
Sarah Morris, director of open internet policy at New America's Open Technology Institute, who helped organize the protest, said the American people were heard today.
The FCC, led by Trump-nominated Ajit Pai, decided a year ago to end net neutrality rules in a move that voters across the political spectrum largely opposed.
Bi-partisan legislation to secure the precepts of Net Neutrality is feasible, but instead the Democrats prefer to showboat with the CRA.
Net neutrality supporters in the Senate, though, say this is a fight they'll willingly take to the ballot box. For that reason, it's not certain that Republicans in the House will decide to vote on the measure. It only took a week in the Senate to go from petition to floor vote, but that period could be longer in the House depending on how the schedule works out.
Under Pai's leadership, the FCC voted 3-2, along party lines, last December to discard the rules and replace them with a light-touch set of regulations that do not prohibit internet service providers from blocking or speeding up access to sites or giving priority to their own content.
Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., was among the Republicans who voted with Democrats on the privacy regulations.
Back in December, the FCC repealed "net neutrality" rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic.
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