FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2018
Media contact: Mark Stanley, [email protected], 202.681.7582
Today Senator Ed Markey and Representative Mike Doyle announced introduction of Senate and House resolutions under the Congressional Review Act to fully restore net neutrality protections. The FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to end net neutrality in December 2017.
The Senate CRA resolution currently has the support of 50 senators and is guaranteed a floor vote, needing only one more vote to pass. The House resolution already has over 150 cosponsors.
The following statement can be attributed to Demand Progress director of communications Mark Stanley:
“With the introduction of these resolutions in the Senate and House, the choice for Democratic and Republican lawmakers is clear: Side with your constituents and support this effort to restore net neutrality, or side with Big Cable and stand against a free and open internet. The move by the FCC to gut net neutrality is overwhelmingly unpopular with voters across the political spectrum. Members of Congress must support the resolutions to reverse the FCC’s disastrous move, which opens the door for internet providers to block and slow content online. If members do not support these resolutions, their voters will remember that they stood against net neutrality when they go to the polls in 2018.”
The introduction of the legislation comes on the same day as “Operation: #OneMoreVote” day of action, with activism happening across the country, online and off, in support of the CRA resolutions.