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Demand Progress statement on filing of discharge petition for net neutrality CRA resolution

May 9, 2018
Contact: Mark Stanley, 202.681.7582, [email protected]

Today, Senate Democrats are filing a discharge petition that will force a vote on the Senate floor on the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to reverse the FCC and restore net neutrality protections.

The following statement can be attributed to Demand Progress Director of Communications Mark Stanley:

“The Senate is now rapidly approaching one of the most significant votes Congress has taken on internet policy and free expression in years.

“When the CRA resolution comes to a vote, lawmakers will have to make a choice, and the sides are clear. Lawmakers can join with big cable companies that want to control the internet for profit. Or they can stand with the millions of Americans who overwhelmingly support net neutrality and rely on the open internet for news, entertainment and communication, as well as small business owners who depend on it for their livelihoods.

“The stakes are extremely high, and from now until the resolution hits the Senate floor, the internet will be mobilizing on a massive scale to force Congress to vote ‘yes’ for net neutrality.”