Here's What Congress Needs to Do If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality

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There’s still a small chance we could stop the upcoming network neutrality vote — but if we lose the rules, what’s next? First of all, Free Press will take the Federal Communications Commission to court. Suing the FCC poses the best chance for us to win back strong Title II protections.

While our legal team battles in the courts, we need to urge our champions in Congress to pass a “resolution of disapproval” to overturn the FCC’s decision. Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can pass a resolution that would nullify the FCC’s planned repeal of the Net Neutrality rules. You may remember the CRA from last spring, when privacy opponents used it to roll back the Obama-era FCC’s strong broadband-privacy rules. If we lose Net Neutrality, we need to turn the tables. Longtime Net Neutrality supporters Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) and House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) have already gotten the ball rolling, promising to introduce a resolution of disapproval as soon as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai moves forward with his plans to end the open internet.


Here's What Congress Needs to Do If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality