BREAKING: Senate Democrats Will Force The Vote!

Submitted by MAGA Student

Posted 9 days ago

Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to repeal changes to net neutrality rules made by the FCC.

They argue that the changes made by the FCC will give Internet Service Providers too much control that could be abused by the system.

As reported by cnn.com

Washington (CNN)Senate Democrats will force a vote Wednesday to repeal changes to net neutrality rules that were recently adopted by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission.


The measure, which is backed by all 49 Democrats and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, is expected to pass in the Senate but its future in the GOP-led House is doubtful and President Donald Trump is unlikely to back it.

Democrats argue the new rules give too much power to Internet service providers, whom they fear will throttle down Internet speeds for some websites and services while ramping it up for others who pay more for faster speeds.

"The internet should be kept free and open like our highways, accessible and affordable to every American, regardless of ability to pay" said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, in a statement announcing Democrats would force the vote, utilizing a rarely-used discharge petition. "The repeal of net neutrality is not only a blow to the average consumer, but it is a blow to public schools, rural Americans, communities of color and small businesses. A vote against this resolution will be a vote to protect large corporations and special interests, leaving the American public to pay the price."


This could be the beginning of an ongoing battle between the two parties. The Republicans are looking for a solution where net neutrality can be implemented, but also enforced. Instead of working with the Republicans on creating Internet legislation, the Democrats just want to fight it, so they may earn more points with voters. Especially those in the tech industry that may benefit from no regulation.

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Granny 9 days ago (report)

Anything to hurt the people that need the internet. They are for the rich and use the poor to stay in office. Hope the poor wake up and finally see how they are being used.

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