In February 2011, opponents to an open Internet started a process known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which is an expedited tool rarely used by Congress to repeal rules issued by federal agencies.
This process requires action by Congress within 60 business days after the rules are published and allows for 30 Senators to force a vote in the U.S. Senate without a filibuster and without a hearing by the Senate Commerce Committee. The CRA has been invoked a number of times but has only been successful once, in 2001 .
Public Knowledge’s Position
Public Knowledge is strongly opposed to the CRA. The CRA is the nuclear option: if enacted into law, the CRA would permanently prohibit the FCC from creating rules to protect consumers online and prevent Internet access providers from picking winners and losers on the Internet, effectively killing the open Internet.
PK intends to fight against the CRA repeal of net neutrality and preserve the open Internet.
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For more information
- Read Director of Government Affairs Ernesto Falcon's blog post Congressional Review Act Repeal of Network Neutrality Would End an Open Internet