Vote to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules Expected This Week
On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on S.J.Res.6, the resolution to overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules. This legislation only needs 51 votes, thus making a handful of Democratic votes critical to its passage. The House already passed a similar resolution in April, making the Senate the final step in getting the resolution of disapproval of the Net Neutrality rules to President Obama’s desk before they are implemented on November 20.
Notably, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), a long-time advocate for Net Neutrality, sent a letter to her colleagues in the Senate this morning urging them to vote in favor of S.J.Res.6 and to convey the message to the FCC that their efforts to implement regulations by regulatory fiat will not be accepted. Sen. Snowe’s point is simple: Even if one supports Net Neutrality, there are plenty of reasons for Senators on both sides of the aisle to object to the FCC’s actions, beginning with a lack of authority from Congress to implement the rules.
It is critical that you help stop this bureaucratic overreach. Please contact your Senators and urge them to vote to overturn Net Neutrality by voting YES on S.J.Res.6.