Jan 8, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Senators can force vote on ending net neutrality repeal

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

A Senate resolution to block the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules has enough sponsors to force a vote on the floor of the chamber.

Why it matters: The measure only needs a simple majority to pass the Senate, and at least one Republican — Sen. Susan Collins — has previously expressed reservations about the FCC's repeal.

Reality check: A resolution to lift the repeal from the books is highly unlikely to pass a Republican-controlled House — and could be vetoed by the president.

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