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Senate bill to undo the net neutrality repeal will get a vote

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is the final cosponsor needed for a full Senate vote.
Swapna Krishna, @skrishna
January 8, 2018
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How could any of us forget that dreary day in December when the FCC voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations? However, all hope is not lost. In mid-December, Edward Markey (D-MA) and 27 other senators proposed a resolution to restore net neutrality. Today, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) tweeted that she is the 30th cosponsor of the bill. This also happens to be the number of cosponsors required to ensure a full vote by the Senate.

This is certainly good news for the future of net neutrality and ensuring a free and open internet, but this doesn't mean that net neutrality will be restored and all will automatically be well. Thirty cosponsors is a long way from the majority needed to pass a repeal. All this does is ensure that Markey and the other cosponsors can force a vote. Mustering up the votes to pass the bill is a different story altogether.

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