Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval Net Neutrality Rule
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom".
Introduced on February 27, 2018
Roll Number 97
Joint Resolution Passed
on May 16, 2018
This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission entitled "Restoring Internet Freedom." The rule published on February 22, 2018: (1) restores the classification of broadband Internet access service as a lightly-regulated "information service"; (2) reinstates private mobile service classification of mobile broadband Internet access service; (3) requires Internet service providers to disclose information about their network management practices, performance characteristics, and commercial terms of service; and (4) eliminates the Internet Conduct Standard and the bright-line rules.
Vote on S.J. Res 52, a joint resolution providing for Congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Restoring Internet Freedom, introduced by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA). NAM opposed this resolution, as it repealed the current Restoring Internet Freedom Order by re-establishing the 2015 net neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 decision to subject the 21st century Internet to 20th century-era laws under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 slowed investment and discouraged innovation in future technologies. Manufacturers believe a return to the flawed regulatory regime that held back critical broadband investments would be a move in the wrong direction.