The Congressional Review Act made it to the Senate and will move forward to get the approval of the House committee.
On Wednesday, all efforts of the various net neutrality advocates have been sweetly rewarded when the Senate committee passed the vote. The restoration of net neutrality still needs to face obstacles in its patch before it could finish the race. It is now poised to get the endorsement of the House before it set an appointment with the US president.
The restoration of the net neutrality move has been supported by a larger portion of the US population which includes lawmakers, tech industry, the education sector, business industry and common internet users. It aims to reverse the FCC’s Restore Internet Freedom law that will take place on June 11.
FCC Chief Ajit Pai said, “It’s disappointing that Senate Democrats forced this resolution through by a narrow margin. But, ultimately, I’m confident that their effort to reinstate heavy-handed government regulation of the Internet will fail.”
The winning vote for the restoration of net neutrality has been contributed by 49 Democrats 3 Republican Senators namely Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and John Kennedy (LA).
The CRA will enable Congress to invalidate agency measures and procedures on a simple majority vote. There is no more need for a 60-vote threshold to eradicate procedural obstacles on most legislatures. If that is the case, the decision regarding the restoration of net neutrality will not take much longer.
Democrats emphasized that the new FCC rule will bestow ISPs too much authority. This will eventually result in the blocking and throttling blocking of contents. Internet access for some sites is slowed down while others will be fast since they could afford to pay more.
In the Decenternet platform, no vote or CRA is needed to turn down any law that hinders the restoration of net neutrality. It empowers speech and provides users unlimited access to different sites so they could communicate freely online.