The Hill: “Senate Dems Move to Force Net Neutrality Vote”
From The Verge:
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and 32 other Democrats have submitted a new discharge petition under the Congressional Review Act, setting the stage for a full congressional vote to restore net neutrality. Because of the unique CRA process, the petition has the power to force a Senate vote on the resolution, which leaders say is expected next week.
“I believe that today kicks off the most important day for the internet that the Senate has ever seen,” said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who is spearheading the net neutrality push in the Senate.
Markey and other Democrats portrayed the issue as one of fairness, arguing that Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to scrap net neutrality would hurt consumers while protecting large corporations.
Democrats will now officially push to force a vote on net neutrality under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If the resolution is passed by Congress and signed by President Trump — an unlikely outcome — it would reverse Pai’s repeal of net neutrality measures.
Congressional procedure allows Schumer to bring a CRA to the floor, even without Republican leadership on board, and Democrats appear to have the votes to succeed in the Senate.
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See Also: Full Text of Statement by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)
See Also: VIDEO: Markey/Senate News Conference (via Facebook)
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