Such bills allow Congress, with a majority vote in each chamber and the president's signature, to overturn recent agency moves. Working people deserve an internet where corporations can not block, throttle or otherwise impede access to lawful, legitimate content.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., disagreed. The three Senate Republicans included Susan Collins, Maine; John Kennedy, La.; and Lisa Murkowski, Alaska.
The US Senate backed an effort to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules on Wednesday.
"The best approach is the light-touch approach", Pai said as he faced criticism from Democratic members of the Senate appropriations committee considering the FCC's budget. Edward Markey of MA, who sponsored the measure. "This put the FCC on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the law, and the wrong side of the American people".
But there's no similar special speedy process in the House to overcome the GOP majority, which sets the floor agenda, so Democrats must use the petition drive strategy.
Republicans said the regulations threaten heavy-handed government intrusion that would stifle innovation on the Internet.
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The FCC decided in 2015 to reclassify internet service providers as common carriers under a 1996 law. "It's disappointing that Senate Democrats forced this resolution through by a narrow margin".
Fear is a great motivator for voters.
Senators voted 52-47 to overturn the Restoring Internet Freedom Order issued by the FCC past year. Evan Greer, deputy director of the group Fight for the Future, disagrees and said most Americans don't want their cable companies controlling what they see and do on the internet. The commissions abrogate of net neutrality is scheduled to come into effect in a few weeks.
"Don't listen to the naysayers - momentum is on the side of those who favor restoring net neutrality now", she said in an email.
Net neutrality doesn't make for catchy campaign slogans, but there are indicators that voters are clocking this issue.
Polls have shown strong public backing for Net neutrality.
In Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which held their primary elections on Tuesday, it ranked second in political searches behind health care. "In pushing on this, San Antonio is a pacesetter for the rest of the country". If it fails, internet providers would be able to favor certain websites, by slowing them down or speeding them up.