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Wed May 16, 2018, 04:16 PM

Senate Votes To Kill Repeal Of Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' Rule

Source: Talking Points Memo/AP


By Associated Press | May 16, 2018 4:09 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration’s ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content.

Back in December, the FCC repealed “net neutrality” rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic.

The Obama-era rule prevented providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. Critics, including the Trump administration, said over-regulation was stifling innovation.

Three Republicans joined with Democrats in voting to repeal the FCC rule that was scheduled to go into effect next month. The final vote was 52-47.


Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/senate-votes-obama-era-net-neutrality-rule-revival



Senate Democrats score net neutrality win in bid for midterm momentum

By JOHN HENDEL 05/16/2018 09:53 AM EDT Updated 05/16/2018 04:00 PM EDT

Senate Democrats secured a win on net neutrality Wednesday afternoon in a showdown on the chamber floor, a development they believe will stir up passion among young voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Republicans Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and John Kennedy (Louisiana) crossed party lines, joining the Senate's full Democratic caucus in a 52-47 floor vote. That meant approval for a resolution that would undo the FCC’s 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules. That GOP-led rollback, set to take effect June 11, targeted rules that prevented broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast from blocking and throttling internet traffic.

The late addition to Murkowski and Kennedy expanded what had been a razor-thin margin of victory. Before Wednesday afternoon, Collins had been the sole Republican pledging to vote with the Democrats, giving them the 50-49 simple majority they needed for victory in the absence of John McCain (R-Ariz.).

With an at least nominally bipartisan victory secured — but most Republicans still opposed — the measure's backers hope it will drive momentum going into election season.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/16/senate-democrats-net-neutrality-539275

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Reply Senate Votes To Kill Repeal Of Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' Rule (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
herding cats May 2018 #1
marble falls May 2018 #2
underpants May 2018 #3
no_hypocrisy May 2018 #4
DonViejo May 2018 #5
lagomorph777 May 2018 #13
onenote May 2018 #6
MythosMaster May 2018 #10
Squinch May 2018 #7
Uncle Joe May 2018 #8
pangaia May 2018 #9
Orangepeel May 2018 #11
lagomorph777 May 2018 #12
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #14
onenote May 2018 #15
truthisfreedom May 2018 #16
dragonlady May 2018 #17
OhioLiberal2008 May 2018 #18
disillusioned73 May 2018 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:19 PM

1. Yay!

This is great news!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:20 PM

2. Obama!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:21 PM

3. That headline really twists around itself

Just saying.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:29 PM

4. Will Trump veto this bill?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:30 PM

5. Has to clear the House first; passage doesn't look promising there.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:03 PM

13. True. But getting House RePutins on record will help the wave.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:31 PM

6. If it got through the House, he would. But it will never even get a vote in the House

That's not to suggest there was no point in pushing this. It forced Republicans to go on the record in supporting the repeal of net neutrality, something that can be used against them in the fall.

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Response to onenote (Reply #6)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:45 PM

10. Pound this issue

for the midterms. It is incredible how many people do not understand this and how it is saving freedom on the internet. The opposite of what the comcasts, att and verizon's want..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:32 PM

7. Thank God!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:33 PM

8. Kicked and recommended for taking a stand and this should be a major issue this fall

Thanks for the thread DonViejo

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:34 PM

9. Thanks Don.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:53 PM

11. Okay. Good to get them on the record.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:01 PM

12. How did something positive slip past McTurtle?

He must have been sleeping.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:06 PM

14. Nothing he can do about a discharge petition

if there were enough signatories to it.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:27 PM

15. Unique rules for a Congressional Review Act resolution

Those rules provide that if certain timing requirements are met, a vote can be forced on a CRA resolution if 30 Senators call for the vote.

There are no special rules in the House, however, so it would take a discharge petition signed by an absolute majority of the House, which isn't going to happen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:44 PM

16. Cool! Tweetstorm in 3... 2... 1...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:04 PM

17. I've been having trouble connecting to DU lately

Often it took up to 5 minutes to load a post. Very annoying. This didn't seem to happen for the weather website, local newspaper, and such places. Today it started loading DU right away, no problem yet. Hmm ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:52 PM

18. Great News... Had To Call Senator Donnelly's Office To Ensure His Support

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:21 AM

19. K&R..

very important issue..

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