Jan 16, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Senate Dems one vote shy of restoring net neutrality

Sen. Chuck Schumer at a podium, surrounded by other Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats think the net neutrality issue will resonate with voters. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Senate Democrats said Tuesday that all 49 of their party's members in the chamber now support a resolution to reverse the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules. With Republican Sen. Susan Collins on board, the effort is only one vote away from passing in the Senate when supporters force a vote on the measure as soon as this spring.

The bigger picture: The plan to undo the FCC's repeal faces long odds in the House. Even if the measure did make it through Congress, the White House would likely veto it. Still, Democrats hope that keeping the fight alive will resonate with voters.

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