GOP senator says she’ll vote to restore net neutrality rules

Enlarge / Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, speaks to members of the media in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)

A Democratic effort to reinstate net neutrality rules has won support from a Republican senator and could pass in the Senate if just one more Republican breaks with the GOP.

A Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal would need votes from all Democrats and two Republicans in order to pass through the Senate. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) today became the first Republican senator to pledge support for the repeal reversal.

"Senator Collins does not support the FCC's recent decision to repeal net neutrality rules, and she will support Senator Markey's legislation that would overturn the FCC's vote," a spokesperson for Collins told The Hill and other news outlets today.

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