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The Little-Known Congressional Procedure That Could Save Net Neutrality

The Little-Known Congressional Procedure That Could Save Net Neutrality

Democrats say net neutrality is essential to protect consumers, while Republicans say the rules hindered investment by providers and were not needed.

Under the CRA, Congress has 60 legislative days from the time the rules are submitted to vote to reject the FCC repeal.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he was leading a multistate lawsuit to halt the new net neutrality rules.

In a tweet earlier today, Sen.

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In December, the FCC voted along party lines to overturn the net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration.

The FCC order grants internet providers sweeping new powers to block, throttle or discriminate among internet content, but requires public disclosure of those practices.

Unfortunately, as a press conference held on Tuesday morning in Washington DC made plain, political support for the measure is nearly entirely thanks to the fact that Democrats feel they can use it to win votes in the midterm elections in November this year.

It seems unlikely that Congress, with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, would pass the resolution. A tie vote would likely mean the deciding vote would be cast by VP Mike Pence, dooming the resolution.

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Of course, thanks to Republican control of the House and Senate (not to mention the White House), the chances of the bill passing two votes and being signed into law is still low. A University of Maryland poll last month found that 83% of Americans and 75% of Republicans said they supported them.

"We've reached the magic number of 30 to secure a vote on the Senate floor, and that number will only continue to climb", Markey said in a statement to The Hill on Monday.

According to Michael Beckerman, the president and CEO of the Internet Association, this version of the FCC Chairman's decision would dismantle the conventional protections provided by net neutrality for the market.

He continued: "Regardless of party affiliation, all elected officials should stand with their constituents and restore the 2015 protections that protect free speech, choice, and innovation online". Pai's move raised eyebrows, as the current or incoming FCC chair has spoken every year since 2009, and he most likely would have been put on the spot about the net-neutrality repeal. It would also prohibit the FCC from ever attempting to repeal the rules in the future.

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