White House aides to recommend Trump veto net neutrality measure - document

White House aides to recommend Trump veto net neutrality measure - document

White House aides to recommend Trump veto net neutrality measure - document

On Monday, the White House said it "strongly opposes" the bill, signaling that President Trump would veto it. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the bill was "dead on arrival in the Senate".

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill on a 232 to 190 vote to reinstate landmark net neutrality protections adopted in 2015, but the effort faces an uphill battle to become law.

These rules ban internet service providers from blocking or throttling access to the internet, and they also prevent ISPs from charging companies extra to deliver their online services faster to consumers. It's expected to pass the Democrat-controlled House.

The full vote comes after weeks of debate among Democrats and Republicans about the substance of the bill during numerous hearings and markups.

Net neutrality is the notion that internet service providers should not favor certain types of internet content by speeding it up or slowing other content down.

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Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, the bill's sponsor, said the Save the Internet Act will restore essential protections for all Americans.

If the Democrats' net neutrality bill were to pass through Congress, it's likely that President Donald Trump would veto it, according to a new statement from the White House today.

The FCC in 2015 in reclassifying internet service said it had significant oversight authority, including the ability to set rates for internet service, but said it was opting not to use it.

State Senate Bill 78 would also require broadband providers that violate the Obama-era rules to pay back state funds. The Federal Communications Commission supported net neutrality under President Barack Obama but has shifted direction under President Donald Trump, formally ending net neutrality protections previous year. But the repeal triggered a backlash, as activists, state officials, and public interest groups have challenged the action in court, and state governments have passed their own net neutrality legislation.

The "Save the Internet Act of 2019" (H.R. 1644) seeks to "restore the open internet order of the Federal Communications Commission".

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