House to Vote on Net Neutrality Bill on Tuesday

House to Vote on Net Neutrality Bill on Tuesday

House to Vote on Net Neutrality Bill on Tuesday

The White House statement concluded by advising that if H.R. 1644 were presented to the President, his advisors would recommend that he veto it.

As House Democrats prepare to vote on legislation this week to restore the FCC's net neutrality rules, the White House is indicating that President Donald Trump would veto the bill if it reached his desk.

The reversal of net neutrality rules was a win for internet providers such as Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, but was opposed by companies like Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc.

Democrats were hoping to peel away a dozen or so Republican votes to show that the issue was a viable one to press this year and perhaps into the presidential election.

"With the Save the Internet Act, Democrats are honouring the will of the people", claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, is expected to sign the measure.

You can add Colorado to the growing list of states finalizing state-level net neutrality legislation.

"What my friend refers to as a takeover of the Internet, we call protecting consumers, and that's what we're asking the FCC to do", Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) said.

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a Democratic bid to restore the 2015 net neutrality rules is "dead on arrival in the Senate". But it also reclassified internet service as a Title II common carrier, something that gave the agency a regulatory footing to exercise robust oversight over the behavior of ISPs. The "Save the Internet Act" would restore the FCC's previous'Open Internet' regulation passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, which set stricter rules for how ISPs could manage traffic.

The state's move comes 16 months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the former open internet rules, which Chairman Ajit Pai criticized as "heavy-handed". It is unclear if proponents will be able to force a vote in the Senate. California and some other states have adopted their own net neutrality rules but they are on hold pending the outcome of the challenge to Pai's order.

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