Hutchison Offers Disapproval Resolution to Repeal Net Neutrality Regulations

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) has introduced a “resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal net neutrality regulations recently adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),” according to a press release from her office.

Hutchison is Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The release has Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator John Ensign (R-NV) as the two other lead sponsors.

The Congressional Review Act “allows for the expedited consideration of a privileged resolution of disapproval to stop a federal agency from implementing a rule or regulation with the full force of law.” 

It cannot be “filibustered if acted upon within a specific 60-day window and needs only a simple majority in the Senate to pass.”

Full text of the resolution is linked here.

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