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Monday, December 17, 2018

With Friday Deadline, These 16 House Democrats About to Go Down in History for Helping GOP Kill Internet as We Know It. The U.S. House still has an opportunity to side with the vast majority of the American public and overturn the Republican-controlled FCC's net neutrality repeal, but time is quickly running out. With Friday, Dec. 21, marking the official deadline to restore net neutrality in this session of Congress, the House still needs 38 signatures to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reverse the FCC's deeply unpopular repeal, which was crafted by agency chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai. According to Fight for the Future, 16 Democrats -- all of whom are major recipients of telecom cash -- still haven't signed on to the CRA

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"According to Fight for the Future, 16 Democrats -- all of whom are major recipients of telecom cash -- still haven't signed on to the CRA. To pass"

"The 18 House Democrats who still haven't signed on to the Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure to restore net neutrality protections are: Reps. Brandon Boyle (Pa.), Robert Brady (Pa.), G.K. Butterfield (N.C.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Jim Costa (Calif.), Henry Cueller (Texas), Dwight Evans (Pa.), Vicente Gonzalez (Texas), Josh Gottheimer (N.J.), Gene Green (Texas), Tom O'Halleran (Ariz.), Brad Schneider (Ill.), David Scott (Ga.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), Filemon Vela (Texas), and Pete Visclosky (Ind.)."

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-12-17 11:49 PM | Reply

The bastards are talking money from the telecoms

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-18 12:09 AM | Reply

Everyone of them should face a primary challenger in the next election. Hopefully they can be replaced by Democrats.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-18 06:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" 16 Democrats -- all of whom are major recipients of telecom cash -- still haven't signed on to the CRA"

Will somebody please explain the difference between the two parties again?

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-12-18 07:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Kill The Internet As We Know It
What idiot thinks that returning the Internet to the same condition it was in 2015 was 'killing the Internet as we know it'?

#5 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-12-18 08:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Everyone of them should face a primary challenger in the next election. Hopefully they can be replaced by Democrats."

I'm a little confused here. Where is the line where it becomes appropriate to run against an incumbent Democrat for not adhering to the left orthodoxy? I thought doing that only strengthens the chances of the Republican opponent in the general? It's not like these apostates all represent solidly blue districts.

#6 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-12-18 08:27 AM | Reply

"Will somebody please explain the difference between the two parties again?"

It's only 16. That's less than 10% of the House Democrats.

#7 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-12-18 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"all of whom are major recipients of telecom cash"

what does "major" mean?

How much did it take to get them? All of them for that matter..not just the dems.

My guess is that the telcom industry stopped buying dems when they had enough.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2018-12-18 08:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

3 Republicans are voting for the CRA - (that's 1%, versus these 16 Democrats, 8%)

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-18 09:04 AM | Reply

What idiot thinks that returning the Internet to the same condition it was in 2015 was 'killing the Internet as we know it'?

#5 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE AT 2018-12-18 08:10 AM | FLAG:

Everybody on Reddit.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-18 10:16 AM | Reply

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What idiot thinks that returning the Internet to the same condition it was in 2015 was 'killing the Internet as we know it'?

You mean when the less restrictive rules were in place before the telecoms sued to overturn them so they could implement fast lanes, preferred providers etc. ?

Yeah that's a great idea if the telecoms hadn't sued to overturn less restrictive rules multiple times we wouldn't be here but they did and now they have bought enough politicians they managed to get even the rules that passed legal muster out of the way.

I'm sure they spent all that money on lawsuits and politicians so they can provide better service cheaper.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-12-18 11:48 AM | Reply

It's been a year. All that's happened is.. better, cheaper service.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-18 12:15 PM | Reply

The internet should be a utility. You almost cant function without it. Its time to vote people in that represent the people and not big business

#13 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-12-18 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The people that passed the OIC had it written for them by telecom lobbyists, so... who exactly are you going to vote for?

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-18 01:14 PM | Reply

Sorry, OIO.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-18 01:15 PM | Reply

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