Democrats Force Vote to Reverse “Net Neutrality” Repeal

(From UPI)

Senate Democrats and a single Republican moved to force a vote to restore net neutrality protections Wednesday.

A group of senators led by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., filed a discharge petition, necessary to trigger a vote to overrule the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to revoke the Obama-era protections.

The senators hope to put the open Internet rules back in place through the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to veto rulings by federal agencies such as the FCC.

All 49 of the Senate Democrats support the resolution as does Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who previously joined a Democratic push for a vote on the FCC rule.

If passed in the Senate the resolution would be sent to the House where Republicans hold a 236-193 and it would then have to be approved by President Donald Trump.

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