It's official: Congress will vote on whether or not to bring back net neutrality


Congress will vote to restore net neutrality next week. If the measure is passed by a simple majority vote, it would still need to be signed by President Donald Trump. Right now, 48 senators appear to be in favor of the measure. Congress will vote next week to bring back net neutrality.  A group of Senators led by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) have gained enough support to force a vote under the Congressional Review Act, a little-known rule that allows lawmakers to overturn recently enacted regulation from a federal agency. Since the FCC repealed Obama-era net neutrality protections in December, advocates have been pursuing the CRA as a last-ditch effort to block the FCC’s order. Under the CRA, the Senate is required to consider a resolution if 30 senators sign a petition forcing a vote. A petition related to net neutrality with 32 signatures was delivered on Wednesday, thereby forcing a vote on the Senate floor, which is expected to take place next week. For the measure to clear the Senate, only a simple majority vote is needed. But for the resolution to pass entirely, a majority would still be needed in the House — where it faces steeping opposition…

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