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Senate vote to cancel net neutrality next week?

November 2, 2011

Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has said that a Senate vote to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality rules might come as early as next week. The vote would happen just days ahead of November 20th, when the rules are scheduled to take effect.

Hutchison said the necessary number of senators‚ signatures have been obtained for the petition under the Congressional Review Act. The CRA, which gives Congress the authority to review every new regulation issued by federal agencies.

“The Internet is not broken and does not need fixing,” Hutchison told the audience at The Heritage Foundation’s blogger’s briefing.

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