Congressional Democrats on Tuesday introduced long-awaited legislation to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules.
Earlier this year, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) launched an effort in the Senate to introduce the measure that would undo the FCC's controversial December vote, which repealed the Obama-era regulations.
Sometime this spring, @SenateDems will force a vote on the CRA to save #NetNeutrality. With #OneMoreVote, we will pass it and the fight will move to the House where @USRepMikeDoyle's companion resolution has 150 co-sponsors.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 27, 2018
We are so close, but now we must fight even harder.
On Tuesday, Markey said 50 Senators supported the resolution in the upper chamber, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). Senators need one more vote to pass the resolution.
A companion resolution in the House has the support of 150 members, said Rep. Mike Doyle (PA), the top Democrat on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, according to The Hill.
Lawmakers now have 60 days to pass their resolutions to disapprove the net neutrality repeal under the Congressional Review Act.
Even if Democrats secure enough votes to pass the legislation, It's unlikely President Trump would sign it.
But Democrats say they are taking this opportunity to force their Republican colleagues to take an official stance on the move, which was widely criticized by the public.