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Warner, Kaine Introduce Resolution To Reinstate Net Neutrality

Warner, Kaine Introduce Resolution To Reinstate Net Neutrality

Susan Collins of ME - support what would be a 16 joint congressional resolution. In other words, a state government operation like a public school or courthouse would have its choices of internet service providers limited to companies with neutral practices.

Having been overturned by the FCC in a party-line vote on December 14, the official publication of the repeal was published in the Federal Register on February 22 and will therefore the official repeal will take effect in 60 days, or on April 23, 2018.

The bill is introduced by way of the Congressional Review Act, which lets Congress reverse recent decisions made by federal agencies via an expedited legislative process. "When they come after net neutrality, they come after our freedom".

Democrats in Congress Tuesday introduced a resolution aimed at overturning the Federal Communications Commission's decision to end net neutrality.

Net neutrality activists designated Tuesday as a "day of action" on net neutrality, with the aim of securing one more vote in the Senate. Pai was given a "Kentucky handmade long gun" for his work repealing net neutrality.

Senate Democrats favor using the CRA to preserve current net neutrality rules, as do two independents and one Republican, Susan Collins of ME, bringing the number of Senators favoring the action to 50. "Do you stand with the teachers, students, innovators, medical professionals and small businesses, or do you stand with the big broadband barons?" Critics say the change could lead to the division of the internet into tiers, with high-quality information reaching only those willing to pay extra and controversial views or outlets relegated to slower tiers. "The American people will know that Republicans are to blame, while Democrats fought it". U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle's (PA-14) resolution in the House of Representatives now has 150 co-sponsors.

However, some states are not waiting for a vote on the bill and have passed net neutrality laws within their areas.

Presently, the resolution has the support of 50 senators who oppose the repeal, meaning it still needs the support of one more senator. Floberg joined a group of lawmakers trying to keep the gates to the Internet open. The measure is likely to fail to reverse the FCC's bludgeoning of the open internet - but if so, it comes packed with a ticking time bomb for Republicans. "Only in Washington, where high-paid lobbyists hold sway, is this a controversial set of rules".

It has 150 Democratic supporters in the House, with no Republican backers.

Ajit Pai, who was one of the recipients of that open letter above and is now Chairman of the FCC, quoted Emperor Palpatine from Return of the Jedi when the 2015 rules supporting net neutrality were first codified.

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