The United States Senate has voted 52-47 on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution Wednesday to overturn the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality. This deals a symbolic blow to the FCC, Ajit Pai and his dumbass Reese’s mug who repealed the rules governing internet services providers.
The vote was along party lines, with all members of the democratic caucus voting for it, along with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Me, who was expected to and then Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska also voted for.
The resolution would then be passed on to House, which has showed no inclination to take up the cause and bring back net neutrality. Then the final hurdle would be getting it passed by President Trump.
At the end of last year, the FCC voted 3-2 to end 2015 net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers from doing things like blocking websites, throttle service or prioritize content, which they have done in the past. The repeal is set to go into effect on June 11. We will see if anything concrete happens by then to protect the free internet, but I don’t have my hopes up. Big telecom has too much money to gain from this and will buy as many politicians as needed.