Senate Knocks Down Repeal Of FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 4:25 PM EST) -- Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated a resolution that would have negated the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules meant to bar broadband providers from limiting access to competitors' online services.

In a 52-46 vote strictly along party lines, the Senate rejected S.J. Res. 6 — a disapproval resolution introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas — just two days after President Barack Obama vowed to veto the measure if it landed on his desk.

Hutchinson unveiled her proposal in February, seeking to block the rules,...
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