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Senate Dems Urge Paul Ryan to Schedule Net Neutrality Vote

Senate Dems Urge Paul Ryan to Schedule Net Neutrality Vote
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By    |   Thursday, 07 June 2018 02:38 PM

Democrats in the Senate are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to schedule a vote on a resolution to restore the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, The Hill is reporting.

In a letter to Ryan, the Senate Democrats asked that the House hold a vote on the resolution passed last month by the Senate.

"We write to urge you to schedule a vote on S.J. Res. 54, a resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules," the senators wrote.

"The rules that this resolution would restore were enacted by the FCC in 2015 to prevent broadband providers from blocking, slowing down, prioritizing, or others unfairly discriminating against internet traffic that flows across their protections.

"Now that the Senate has taken this critical step, it is incumbent on the House of Representatives to listen to the voices of consumers, including the millions of Americans who supported the FCC's 2015 net neutrality order, and keep the internet free and open for all,"

The Hill noted a spokeswoman for Ryan did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

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Democrats in the Senate are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to schedule a vote on a resolution to restore the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
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