Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dems catch GOP flat footed and pass reversal of Trump net neutrality bill.

...But the victory may be limited to the Senate. The resolution now heads to likely defeat in the GOP-led House, where House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has no plans to bring it up for a vote.

Without House passage, the FCC decision to end the Obama-era rule will take effect on June 12.

“This is not going anywhere,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who heads the Senate Commerce panel, said Wednesday. Thune called on Democrats to work with the GOP on bipartisan legislation that would regulate the Internet with a “light touch” rather than the Obama-era rule, which opponents said would be too heavy-handed and would squelch innovation....