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Sen. Schumer: 'There Will Be a Vote' to Reinstate Net Neutrality

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 December 2017 02:46 PM

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said during a press conference that he would press a vote to repeal the Federal Communication Commission's vote to repeal net neutrality.

"We can bring it to the floor and force a vote. So, there will be a vote to repeal the rule that the FCC passed," Schumer said Friday, according to The Hill.

Legislation to do so does not need the support of the majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Schumer added.

Schumer on Friday called the FCC's repeal a "last minute gift to the biggest players in the Internet market," Schumer said in a Friday tweet.

Congress can overturn agency actions such as the FCC's repeal using the Congressional Review Act, according to Ars Technica's report.

That vote would invalidate the repeal and prevent the FCC from issuing a similar repeal, Ars Technica's report noted.

Republicans in the House of Representatives also are aiming to introduce a bill addressing net neutrality this week. "Everybody is for a free and open Internet, and that is what we want to preserve," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., House telecom chairwoman, according to Politico.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said during a press conference that he would press a vote to repeal the Federal Communication Commission's vote to repeal net neutrality.
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