House Bill To Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal Gains Steam

 Photo credit: Mike Doyle for Congress

Photo credit: Mike Doyle for Congress

An effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse the repeal of net neutrality is gaining traction. U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14) recently announced the names of 82 Members of Congress who have asked to cosponsor his legislation to reverse the FCC's order to end net neutrality.

Under the provisions of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can offer a resolution of disapproval on any regulation recently issued by a federal agency. In this case, it would be the December 14, 2017 decision by the FCC to throw out net neutrality regulations that promote the open Internet and prevent throttling, blocking, or censorship of web traffic by Internet service providers.

Congressman Doyle's effort in the House is complemented by Senator Ed Markey's (D-MA) efforts in the Senate, who now claims to have 50 cosponsors and is now just one vote shy of passing the bill.

The bills were initially seen only as a way of getting Members of Congress to go on the record about net neutrality, but are now starting to look like they might just pass if the overwhelming public support for a free and open Internet continues.

Here is a list of the 83 Congressmen and Congresswomen who are currently cosponsoring Congressmen Doyle's bill:

  • Mike Doyle (PA-14)
  • Don S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08)
  • Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
  • Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
  • Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
  • Madeleine Bordallo (GU-Del)
  • Mike Capuano (MA-07)
  • Andre Carson (IN-07)
  • Kathy Castor (FL-14)
  • David Cicilline (RI-01)
  • Joe Courtney (CT-02)
  • Joe Crowley (NY-14)
  • Danny Davis (IL-07)
  • Susan Davis (CA-53)
  • Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
  • Diana DeGette (CO-01)
  • John Delaney (MD-06)
  • Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
  • Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
  • Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)
  • Keith Ellison (MN-05)
  • Anna Eshoo (CA-18)
  • Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
  • Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)
  • Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)
  • Raul Grijalva (AZ-03)
  • Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01)
  • Denny Heck (WA-10)
  • Jared Huffman (CA-02)
  • Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
  • Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
  • Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
  • Joe Kennedy (MA-04)
  • Ro Khanna (CA-17)
  • Ann Kuster (NH-02)
  • James R. Langevin (RI-02)
  • Brenda Lawrence (MI-14)
  • Barbara Lee (CA-13)
  • Sander Levin (MI-09)
  • Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
  • Stephen Lynch (MA-08)
  • Carolyn Maloney (NY-12)
  • Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
  • Betty McCollum (MN-04)
  • Donald McEachin (VA-04)
  • James P. McGovern (MA-02)
  • Jerry McNerney (CA-09)
  • Doris Matsui (CA-06)
  • Jerrold Nadler (NY-10)
  • Richard E. Neal (MA-01)
  • Richard Nolan (MN-08)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-Del)
  • Beto O’Rourke (TX-16)
  • Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
  • Nancy Pelosi (CA-12)
  • Collin Peterson (MN-07)
  • Chellee Pingrey (ME-01)
  • Mark Pocan (WI-02)
  • Jared Polis (CO-02)
  • David Price (NC-04)
  • Jamie Raskin (MD-08)
  • Jacky Rosen (NV-03)
  • Tim Ryan (OH-13)
  • John Sarbanes (MD-03)
  • Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
  • José E. Serrano (NY-15)
  • Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01)
  • Brad Sherman (CA-30)
  • Louise Slaugher (NY-25)
  • Adam Smith (WA-09)
  • Jackie Speier (CA-14)
  • Tom Suozzi (NY-03)
  • Mark Takano (CA-41)
  • Mike Thompson (CA-05)
  • Paul Tonko (NY-20)
  • Niki Tsongas (MA-03)
  • Pete Visclosky (IN-01)
  • Tim Walz (MN-01)
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
  • Maxine Waters (CA-43)
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
  • Peter Welch (VT-AL)
  • John Yarmuth (KY-03) 

America's Internet maintains a list of all Members of Congress, their stance on net neutrality if it is known, and how much money they've taken from the telecommunications industry. You can access the list at any time by going here.