Net neutrality is going to get a vote in Congress

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But under the regular rules of the House, there is a mechanism allowing the discharge of a bill from committee along similar procedural lines as the CRA allows in the Senate.

"The final version of Chairman Pai's rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers", IA President Michael Beckerman said. Today, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced that she has signed on to be the 30th co-sponsor.

The FCC voted 3-2 last month to get rid of rules that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or throttling content, or from selling so-called "fast lanes" to sites that want speedier access to consumers.

Internet providers welcomed the move as it gave them more flexibility when it comes to charging consumers and fewer government rules to deal with. The bill says that "No internet service provide engaged int he provision of fixed or mobile broadband Internet access service shall impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of content, application, or service or use of a non harmful device, subject to reasonable network management".

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. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democratic Party.

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"If lawmakers care at all about the open internet, they should support this resolution to restore the Net Neutrality rules and Title II".

With the 30 votes, the CRA resolution will receive a full vote in the Senate. A University of Maryland poll last month found that 83% of Americans and 75% of Republicans said they supported them.

"Supporting net neutrality should be a no-brainer for members of Congress, whose constituents from across the political spectrum are united in their opposition to the Trump FCC's attack on the open internet", Matt Wood, Free Press' Action Fund policy director, said in a statement.

Additionally, the group said it would continue to vie for legislation to restore what it calls "strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution". "Every member of the U.S. Senate will have to go on the record, during a tight election year, and either vote to save the Internet or rubber stamp its death warrant". A group of state attorneys general immediately vowed to sue.

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