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Jun 8, 2018

Congress is less than 50 votes from passing a motion to save net neutrality

Congress is less than 50 votes from passing a measure that would restore net neutrality rules to the internet. The motion, which passed the Senate on May 16th, would use the Congressional Review Act (or CRA) to undo Ajit Pai’s December order, effectively restoring the net neutrality protections passed in 2015.

In May, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) filed a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on the CRA motion, and has been steadily collecting signatures ever since. Under current rules, a majority of 218 representatives are required to force a House vote and again to pass the motion, sending the petition to the president’s desk where it would be subject to veto. As of press time, 170 representatives had signed on in support.


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