ROSEN SIGNS DISCHARGE PETITION TO RESTORE NET NEUTRALITY PROTECTIONS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) signed a discharge petition to force a vote in the House to restore net neutrality protections, after Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans refused for months to debate restoring the net neutrality rules that the Trump Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismantled in December.
“Nevada’s hardworking families, small businesses, and students have voiced strong opposition to the Administration’s repeal of net neutrality protections,” said Rosen. “As Republicans in Washington roll back rules protecting a free and fair internet, I will continue to stand with Nevadans in the fight to keep corporate interests from stacking the deck against regular Nevadans who want a level playing field. I urge my House colleagues to join me in signing this discharge petition.”
BACKGROUND: The House’s discharge petition on net neutrality comes after the Senate passed S.J.Res. 52, a joint resolution rescinding the current Administration’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections. In February 2018, Rosen signed on as an original co-sponsor of Rep. Mike Doyle’s (D-PA) joint resolution, the House counterpart to S.J.Res. 52. Rosen also wrote an op-ed in The Nevada Independent detailing her opposition to the FCC’s misguided decision to repeal net neutrality.
Rosen also introduced the bipartisan Restoring American Privacy Act of 2017 (H.R. 1868), which would reverse the Congressional resolution signed by President Trump allowing internet providers to let advertisers access their customers’ personal information without their knowledge or consent.