September 21, 2019

Report: Net Neutrality Bill (Save the Internet Act) Passes House But Faces an Uncertain Political Future

From The Washington Post:

House lawmakers on Wednesday approved [by a vote of 232-191] a Democrat-backed bill that would restore rules requiring AT&T, Verizon and other Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, marking an early step toward reversing one of the most significant deregulatory moves of the Trump era.

But the net neutrality measure is likely to stall from here, given strong Republican opposition in the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House, where aides to President Trump this week recommended that he veto the legislation if it ever reaches his desk.

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Additional Info

HR 1644 (via Congress.gov)
CBO Cost Estimate

Statements From FCC Chairman Commissioners

Chairman Pai
Commissioner Carr
Commissioner O’Rielly
Commissioner Rosenworcel
Commissioner Starks

Other Statements

Public Knowledge Applauds House for Passing Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality (via Public Knowledge)

Victory! The House of Representatives Passes Net Neutrality Protections (via EFF)

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