As Planned, Democratic Senators Force Net Neutrality Vote
Senate Democrats today used the Congressional Review Act to force a vote on net neutrality. The party has been pushing the issue for most of the year. Sen. Ed Markey (D) has amassed a total of 50 supporters in the Senate, all 48 Democrats, one independent, and Republican Susan Collins of Maine. Democrats will need at least one more Republican to cross the aisle to halt the FCC's repeal of net neutrality. The Congressional Review Act allows congress to recall legislation within a 60-day period of its enactment. The FCC's changes to net neutrality became effective last month. The forced vote may take place as soon as next week. Even if the vote is successful, the Senate bid would likely fail in the Republican-held House of Representatives and, more importantly, on the desk of President Donald Trump. The main goal here is to force Democrats and Republicans alike to go on the record with what side of the issue they support. The Democrats will likely then use the results as fodder in the 2018 mid-term elections.
May 1, 2018
Senate Democrats are looking to make net neutrality a campaign issue heading into the 2018 mid-term elections and will kick things off May 9 with a vote. Sen.
May 16, 2018
Democrats in the Senate forced a vote on net neutrality today and walked away victorious. Members of the Senate voted 52-47 to retain the net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration that were later nixed by the FCC.
Jan 9, 2018
Some members of the Senate hope they can overturn the FCC's attempt to repeal current net neutrality regulations. Sen.
Jan 16, 2018
The number of Senators who've put their support behind protecting net neutrality has reached 50. Last week, Sen.
Feb 28, 2018
With the support of 50 Senators, Democrats are advancing a bill to bring back the rules governing net neutrality that were cut by the Republican-led FCC. The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in December and the rules reached the Federal Registry earlier this month.