Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reverse the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Today, Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would reverse the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of the net neutrality rules. If you recall, I wrote about the controversial repeal in December.

If you do not know what net neutrality means, check out this video.

The legislation, as voted on in the Senate, needs one more vote to pass (51). Even if it passes the Senate, the legislation will need to go to the house, and if approved, President Trump would have to sign the bill.

I think the Democrats are facing an uphill (pun intended) battle to reverse the neutrality repeal. Democrats have a 60-day window to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to scrap with a simple majority the FCC’s order to end net neutrality rules, which started last week after the order was officially published in the Federal Register. Even if their legislation does not pass, I can see this turning into a bigger talking point during the November 2018 elections. I hope the repeal is reversed, but I am not holding my breath.

H/T: Reuters


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