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Senate Bill to Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal to Get Floor Vote

Senate Bill to Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal to Get Floor Vote
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By    |   Monday, 08 January 2018 04:11 PM

A Senate bill to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules will receive a floor vote after gaining its 30th co-sponsor.

The bill, primarily backed by Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Ed Markey, won the support of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Monday, putting it over the threshold to avoid committee approval.

Although Markey and his supporters face an uphill battle with conservatives who support the repeal, state legislators may have more luck. Nebraska, California New York and Washington have all introduced or are considering legislation to ensure that Internet Service Providers comply with net neutrality rules despite the FCC's decision.

"We've reached the magic number of 30 to secure a vote on the Senate floor, and that number will only continue to climb," Markey said in a statement released Monday, according to The Hill. "Republicans are faced with a choice — be on the right side of history and stand with the American people who support a free and open internet, or hold hands with the special interests who want to control the internet for their own profit."

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A Senate bill to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules will receive a floor vote after gaining its 30th co-sponsor.
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