Net neutrality Congress vote, analysis

The FCC's recent repeal of net neutrality rules is going to get a second look, thanks to Senate Democrats. The Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to review new federal rules before they go into action, provides for Congress to vote on new rules decided by federal agencies. The mechanism requires a bill to get 30 co-sponsors, which forces a full vote on the Senate floor.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wrote a bill under the CRA that would erase the FCC's net neutrality repeal, and thanks largely to Senate Democrats, it now has 30 co-sponsors, meaning it will go to a full Senate vote in the near future. If more than 50 senators vote for the bill, the FCC's recent vote will be overturned, and the Obama-era net neutrality rules will remain in place.

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