Wednesday was a bright day in the Senate. At 3:55 pm, the Senate voted in a 52-47 majority to push forward a petition submitted under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). This petition, if passed by the House of Representatives and signed by President Trump, will reinstate net neutrality regulations that prevent internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and creating paid fast lanes for internet content. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) called this vote “a test for the United States Senate,” and the Senate passed. By voting to reinstate net neutrality protections, the Senate took a stand to ensure that the internet will remain an empowering force of social and economic opportunity.
But the fight is not over yet. The Senate may have voted for the future, but there is still more work to be done in the House. EveryoneOn strongly encourages our partners in the non-profit, public, and private sectors to join together and raise their voices. The free and open internet as governed by strong net neutrality laws is the bedrock of the future of the United States.