The U.S. Senate is taking up net neutrality today. A bill that would protect net neutrality rules from repeal by the Federal Communications Commission passed a procedural hurdle earlier this afternoon.
These Obama-era rules prevented internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast, for example, from speeding up or slowing down traffic from certain apps and websites. Barring changes made by Congress and signed by the President, the FCC's repeal of these rules is set to go into effect on June 11.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined Stateside earlier Wednesday to discuss the Senate’s strategy in blocking the new net neutrality rules. She also spoke on President’s Trump’s reaction to Chinese job loss, steel and aluminum tariffs, and the U.S. EPA’s blockage of PFAS research.