Senator Schatz: Net neutrality vote is a chance for Republicans to show they’re independent

Net Neutrality CRA bill Brian Schatz

Yesterday, in a move that took a few people by surprise, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of a bill that would reverse last year’s contentious decision by the Federal Communications Commission to undo the 2015 net neutrality rules. One of the cosponsors of the bill was Sen. Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii, and ranking Democrat on the subcommittee that oversees the FCC.

The bill uses the Congressional Review Act to overturn rules recently put in place by a federal agency. Although the bill has passed the Senate, it will also have to be passed by the House, where Republicans have a more significant majority, and then be signed into law by the President. BGR spoke to Senator Schatz to get his thoughts on the vote, and where net neutrality goes from here.

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