Congress Will Vote on Net Neutrality

10 January, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Cecelia Webb
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said on January 9 he'll force a vote in the chamber using the CRA, which would essentially be an official form of disapproval of the FCC's action. Edward Markey (D-MA), needed 30 co-sponsors to get on the Senate docket for a vote. Sen.

Without those rules, providers will be free to block customers from accessing rival services or slow down their access to Netflix, for example, as long as they tell customers what they're doing - though the Federal Trade Commission is supposed to watch for severely anticompetitive moves. If every one of the 49 Senators who caucus with the Democrats vote yes, they would need just one more Republican to pass the resolution.

"I dissent from this fiercely-spun, legally-lightweight, consumer-harming, corporate-enabling Destroying Internet Freedom Order", writes FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in a whopping 281-page statement.

Since the GOP has a majority in the Senate, it does not appear that the bill will pass, but Democrats now can force Republicans to vote on the issue in hopes of embarrassing them, because polls indicate that a large majority of the public supports keeping the net neutrality rules. A tie vote would likely mean the deciding vote would be cast by VP Mike Pence, dooming the resolution.

Schumer and other Democrats think net neutrality will be a big issue in the 2018 midterm elections.




"If lawmakers care at all about the open internet, they should support this resolution to restore the Net Neutrality rules and Title II". "The Congressional Review Act gives Congress the power to reverse that corrupt and illegitimate decision and restore the basic protections that enable free expression, creativity, and innovation online".

This specific resolution, which would overturn the Federal Communications Commission's unpopular December 14 decision to destroy Net Neutrality, will be introduced after the agency delivers the final rules to Congress in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, a separate effort to overturn the FCC's net-neutrality repeal has been gaining momentum.

According to Gizmodo, the IA would be a third party to the lawsuit and the court case wouldn't ensue for a couple of months but other companies have 50 days to join the suit. After the FCC repealed the 2015 rules, opponents have been gearing up legal arguments.

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