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GOP Attempt to Overturn FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Fails in Senate
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/10/idUS211494328220111110

By Peter Voskamp at TheWrap

Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:28am EST

The Senate Thursday -- in a strict party line vote -- narrowly overturned a Republican-sponsored resolution of disapproval, aimed at overturning new Federal Communication Commission net neutrality rules, set to go into effect Nov. 20.

The Republican-held House of Representatives voted 241-178, with 13 abstentions, against the FCC's rules last spring.

However, the 52-to-46 Senate vote amounted to a symbolic exercise, as President Obama pledged earlier this week to veto any resolution challenging the FCCs Open Internet regulations.

Also read: Obama: I'll Veto GOP's Attempt to Overthrow Net Neutrality Rules

The bill was introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) abstained.

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