Now, the house of Representatives, and finally the signature of our president.
Unless Trump gets something in return from silicon valley, this is doa
This won’t be voted on unless a majority of the house wants it to be voted on, which is unlikely. Call your rep and demand it come up for a vote, especially if your rep is a Republican
I love how it’s called the Restoring Internet Freedom Act when it’s actually the Restoring ISP’s Right To Screw You Over act.
FUCK yourself Ajit Pai, and FUCK yourself GOP. Suck our collective justice cock.
Thank you God. What happens next?
But the house will never pass it because they know trump won’t sign it.
I’m afraid this is the Democrat equivalent to the Republicans voting to repeal Obamacare 55+ times. It isn’t going to get so much as a whisper on the House floor and Trump isn’t going to sign it unless it is passed with a 2/3rd majority making it veto proof.
I am gravely disappointed in your vote, Cory Gardner. I will remember this in 2020.
#The Senate was the easy part!
This will go to the House of Reps next which Republicans have a roughly 20 seat advantage. [Look up your rep, call them and let them know you **will** be voting in November and how important this issue is to determining who you vote for!](https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative) Make sure your friends and family do so, too!
Now it’s time to vote for Democrats in the House election this November so we can pass this through there without the Republicans blocking it. And if Trump refuses to sign, then you know what to do in 2020.
There was another thread earlier on the front page about calling your representatives to make your voice heard. Many people were apathetic, saying “it won’t make a difference” and that they’ll vote for the big ISPs.
I was watching Reuters Live after the vote, and one senator was talking about how a representative got 6000 phone calls supporting net neutrality, and 10 against. That sends a pretty clear message about what the people actually want. And there are definitely politicians out there who care about that message.
The calls matter.
*The Democrats (and 3 Republicans) of the Senate have voted to restore Net Neutrality.
Don’t give credit where it isn’t due. This is the literal definition of a partisan issue, and the Republicans have voted against it en masse due to their selfish interests.
The “both parties are the same” argument is as dumb of a statement as “Red and green are the same because they’re both colors.”
Collins and Murkowski to the rescue once again. With help from John Kennedy of Louisiana. Bit of a surprise from that one.
Holy hell. The Senate did something right for a change.
So does this mean that the title ii regulations from 2014 still stand?
What’s stopping Ajit Pai from trying to do this all over again by changing like 1 sentence in his repeal and calling it a new thing?
Even if by some miracle they picked it up in the House it would likely die on the floor.
If by some ultra-miracle it made it made it to vote it would not pass the republican controlled House.
If by some super-mega-ultra-miracle the stars aligned and a few republicans went against their party line, risking their political careers and kissing goodbye to thousands of dollars in donations from telecom giants, ol’ Donny would veto it with a stroke of a pen since that is what the majority of republicans in the party would want, regardless of the few that were in favor of net neutrality.
Today’s vote was purely symbolic. We lost the fight. If we want to win the war it needs to happen in the mid-terms.
Ita really amazing how absurd the battle lines are. How did we let this happen?
This is purely a symbolic win at this point considering what it would take to fully overturn the decision, but I’ll take it.
Vote your rep out if they didn’t vote the way you wanted them to.
Step 1 is finished! Good job on everyone getting the word out, but now the hard part comes. Get on the horn with your Reps now and tell them to vote yes as is, no riders or amendments. This is the scariest part, making sure they don’t jack it up on back end.
Our job is not done yet, but everyone is doing great so far. Keep it up!
Shout out to the three republicans who make this happen. TIME TO GET AJIT PAI OUT OF OFFICE
Wow! Felt like such a losing battle but this is a huge win.
My justice boner is rock hard.
HUGE shout out to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.); and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) for coming through on this big win for the Internet.
Every single Democrat voted to restore net neutrality, and all but 3 Republicans voted to KILL net neutrality.
The GOP made damn clear who they represent, and it ain’t the consumer.
[Find your state here, and register to vote these fuckers out.](http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/electronic-or-online-voter-registration.aspx)
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