CRA resolution would reinstate robust net neutrality protections and the Open Internet Order

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 14 other senators, announced a plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would undo yesterday’s action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules. On Thursday, the FCC approved an item to eliminate protections that prevented internet service providers from setting up internet fast and slow lanes and ensured they could not block, slow down or prioritize internet traffic.

“As a strong supporter of a free and open internet, I was extremely disappointed in the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to eliminate net neutrality rules—a vote that will harm our rural communities, consumers, and small businesses,” Klobuchar said. “We must continue the fight to preserve net neutrality protections. With this action, Congress can push back on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal protections that keep the internet free and open.”

 A copy of the CRA can be found HERE.

Other senators co-sponsoring the CRA resolution include Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D–CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).