U.S. Senate Republican leader calls net neutrality bill 'dead on arrival'

Mitch McConnell: Democrats' net neutrality bill is 'dead on arrival' in Senate

If the Democrats' net neutrality bill were to pass through Congress, it's likely that President Donald Trump would veto it, according to a new statement from the White House today.

Net neutrality backers argue that clear rules are needed to prevent dominant internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from blocking or throttling services or websites for competitive reasons.

Colorado is one step away from having its own net neutrality law - one that would prohibit internet service providers from receiving Colorado taxpayer money if they slow access to the internet or unfairly favor certain websites.

Yesterday evening the White House issued a statement saying the Trump administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 1644.

The net neutrality rules were first approved by the FCC in 2015, during the Obama administration, and were meant to keep the internet open and fair.

The Save the Internet Act is expected to easily make its way out of the Democrat-controlled House, but the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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The Senate passed the Congressional Act (CRA) in May 2018 to restore net neutrality rules, which is "an obscure legislative tool" introduced by Sen.

Pai, who expressed regret last month about how much attention the net neutrality debate has consumed, suggested restoring FCC oversight would lead to an internet "that works as quickly as your DMV, that runs as reliably as Amtrak and ultimately is as popular as your post office".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that the bill is "dead on arrival" in this Senate because the chamber will not take it up.

The FCC in 2015 in reclassifying internet service said it had significant oversight authority, including the ability to set rates for internet service, but said it was opting not to use it.

The Save the Internet Act, a bill that aims to restore net neutrality rules, is scheduled to head to the floor in the House of Representatives tomorrow. It is unclear if proponents will be able to force a vote in the Senate.

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