Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Senate To Vote On Net Neutrality Today | hypebot

NET NUETRALITYThe FCC has said that net neutrality will end on June 11. But the U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold a vote on Wednesday to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the FCC decision.

The CRA can reverse a regulatory action with a majority vote in the House and Senate. Democrats say that, with a help of a few Republicans, they have the votes needed.

In a Statement, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) called the vote the "most important vote for the internet in the history of the Senate":

"By passing my CRA resolution to put net neutrality back on the books, we can send a clear message to American families that we support them, not the special interest agenda of President Trump and his broadband baron allies. May 16 will be the most important vote for the internet in the history of the Senate, and I call on my Republicans colleagues to join this movement and stand on the right side of digital history."

But action in the House of  Representatives is far less certain. Currently no action is scheduled there.


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