Senate Votes to protect Net Neutrality!

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 on a Congressional Review Act resolution regarding the FCC's recent move to repeal Net Neutrality rules put in place in 2015. Alaska's Senator Murkowski and two other Republicans voted with Democrats to support the resolution. This does not undo the FCC's repeal of Net Neutrality protections but it is an important step in that direction. Despite widespread support throughout Alaska for net neutrality protections Senator Sullivan from Alaska voted against the resolution, citing publicly his preference for a legislative solution. The resolution must now pass the U.S. House of Representatives and be signed by President Trump in order to undo the FCC's repeal and reinstate 2015 Net Neutrality rules.

Last week as part of Consumer Lobby Day, AKPIRG Executive Director Jill Yordy, met with staff in Senator Lisa Murkowski's D.C. office on behalf of our membership to advocate for strong Net Neutrality protections. We would like to thank Senator Murkowski for once again being responsive to Alaskans on issues that matter to us! 

Read more about the process here!

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AKPIRG Executive Director, Jill Yordy, with Senator Lisa Murkowski during Consumer Lobby Day 2018