May 16, 2018
Today, the U.S. Senate passed a measure (S.J. Res. 52) that uses the Congressional Review Act to restore the net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission recently repealed. The measure, which passed the Senate with the bipartisan support of 52 senators, now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. Yesterday, New America’s Open Technology Institute organized a group of 85 companies that urged Congress to pass S.J. Res. 52.
The following quote can be attributed to Sarah Morris, Director of Open Internet Policy at New America’s Open Technology Institute:
“Today's Senate vote reflects what we've been hearing from millions of Americans for months: the desire for strong net neutrality rules that protect an open internet, free expression, small businesses, and the entire internet economy. OTI applauds the senators who listened to the outpouring of support for the net neutrality rules and took this vital step toward a restoration of strong and enforceable net neutrality rules. The bipartisan backing of the resolution reflects the strong public support for the 2015 net neutrality protections from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
“In the months since the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality rules, the American people have raised their voices to tell their representatives in Congress to save those online protections, and have sent over 16 million emails and over 1 million calls to Congress. As this measure heads to the House, it would be prudent for members to take note of this sustained outcry and vote to preserve net neutrality.”