S.J.Res. 52 - A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission Relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom".

Science, technology, communications. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom". (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on May 16, 2018 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on May 16, 2018.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 52 voted NO: 47
1 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission Relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom".

S.J.Res. 52 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom". (by CRS)
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Title
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom".
Other Titles
  • A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom".
Sponsor
Edward J. Markey
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer affairs
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Internet and video services
  • Telephone and wireless communication
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/27/2018
Passed Senate5/16/2018
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 525/16/2018This motion PASSED the Senate
52 voted YES 47 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 525/16/2018This bill PASSED the Senate
52 voted YES 47 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/27/2018
2/27/2018Introduced in Senate
2/27/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
5/09/2018Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by petition pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c).
Put on a legislative calendar5/09/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 406.
5/15/2018Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-322.
5/16/2018Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
5/16/2018Measure laid before Senate by motion.
5/16/2018Received in the House.
5/16/2018Message on Senate action sent to the House.
5/16/2018Held at the desk.
select this voteVote5/16/2018On the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 52
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage5/16/2018On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 52
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

support this bill

Teachers unions
Consumer groups
Average given to Senators who voted:
84 times as much
$205
$20,376
YES$20,581
$0
$245
NO$245

oppose this bill

$3,056
$41,164
$627
$2,006
$524
YES$47,377
7.4 times as much
$1,104
$47,963
$6,990
$296,238
$598
NO$352,893
2 Organizations Support and 4 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission Relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom".: On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 52

2 organizations support this bill

National Education Association
Egan, Marc (2018, May 15). NEA Support for SJ res 52. Retrieved May 18, 2018, from NEA.
Public Citizen
Public Citizen (2018, May 16). Victory for Consumers and Democracy: Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality. Retrieved May 17, 2018, from Public Citizen.

4 organizations oppose this bill

CTIA - The Wireless Association
CTIA (2018, May 16). CTIA Statement on Senate CRA Vote. Retrieved May 17, 2018, from CTIA.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action for America (2018, May 16). KEY VOTE: “NO” ON THE CONGRESSIONAL DISAPPROVAL OF THE FCC’S “RESTORING INTERNET FREEDOM” (S.J. RES. 52). Retrieved May 18, 2018, from Heritage Action for America.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
NCTA (2018, May 16). Statement of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association on the U.S. Senate Congressional Review Act Vote. Retrieved May 17, 2018, from NCTA.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Kerrigan, Karen (2018, May 16). The CRA to Resurrect Archaic Regulation of the Internet Will Harm Small Business. Retrieved May 17, 2018, from SBECouncil.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$73,578No
Tammy BaldwinDWI$33,030$15,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$87,900No
Michael F. BennetDCO$10,000$88,200Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$17,000$120,800Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$248,536No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$24,750$126,150Yes
John BoozmanRAR$0$67,882No
Sherrod BrownDOH$28,250$35,625Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$183,399No
Maria CantwellDWA$500$6,950Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$136,974No
Ben CardinDMD$21,000$21,000Yes
Tom CarperDDE$2,000$27,250Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$25,000$105,400Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$0$329,823No
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$56,300Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$16,000$55,950Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$53,610No
John CornynRTX$0$154,055No
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$23,370$37,606Yes
Tom CottonRAR$0$1,303,842No
Mike CrapoRID$0$53,294No
Ted CruzRTX$0$1,935,646No
Steve DainesRMT$0$274,325No
Joe DonnellyDIN$20,250$16,950Yes
Tammy DuckworthDIL$59,300$31,075Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$17,000$46,900Yes
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$47,200No
Joni ErnstRIA$0$198,460No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,000$30,250Yes
Deb FischerRNE$0$242,571No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$1,373,999No
Cory GardnerRCO$0$512,957No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$20,000$79,265Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,000$96,788No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$211,529No
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$27,475$48,825Yes
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$25,700$14,100Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$91,750No
Martin HeinrichDNM$16,450$15,550Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$15,300$31,700Yes
Dean HellerRNV$0$216,837No
Mazie K. HironoDHI$20,000$20,900Yes
John HoevenRND$2,000$31,400No
Cindy Hyde-SmithRMS$0$0No
Jim InhofeROK$0$77,174No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$110,645No
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$855,764No
Doug JonesDAL$0$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$20,250$36,100Yes
John KennedyRLA$0$21,500Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$5,000$26,000Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,000$42,250Yes
James LankfordROK$0$209,590No
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$20,000$70,200Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$786,734No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$15,000$22,000Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$48,500$174,600Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$236,020Not Voting
Claire McCaskillDMO$27,750$78,187Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$409,631No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$20,500$45,500Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$20,250$18,000Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$2,000$60,200No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,000$70,343Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$30,000$60,750Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$20,750$48,900Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$20,750$62,000Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$475,192No
David PerdueRGA$0$257,728No
Gary C. PetersDMI$35,500$16,750Yes
Rob PortmanROH$0$298,286No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$20,250$26,000Yes
Jim RischRID$0$75,587No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$145,967No
Mike RoundsRSD$0$86,581No
Marco RubioRFL$0$917,755No
Bernie SandersIVT$17,800$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$2,000$715,301No
Brian SchatzDHI$30,000$121,300Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$22,700$70,700Yes
Tim ScottRSC$0$390,561No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$21,000$68,150Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$22,700No
Tina SmithDMN$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$18,200$23,750Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$500$615,822No
Jon TesterDMT$23,250$54,750Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,000$298,833No
Thom TillisRNC$0$247,633No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,378,852No
Tom UdallDNM$20,500$59,100Yes
Chris Van HollenDMD$67,640$57,800Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$20,700$88,350Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$31,500$31,261Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,050$21,625Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$62,750No
Ron WydenDOR$12,000$16,000Yes
Todd YoungRIN$0$160,316No

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Legislator Filters
Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$73,578No
Tammy BaldwinDWI$33,030$15,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$87,900No
Michael F. BennetDCO$10,000$88,200Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$17,000$120,800Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$248,536No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$24,750$126,150Yes
John BoozmanRAR$0$67,882No
Sherrod BrownDOH$28,250$35,625Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$183,399No
Maria CantwellDWA$500$6,950Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$136,974No
Ben CardinDMD$21,000$21,000Yes
Tom CarperDDE$2,000$27,250Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$25,000$105,400Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$0$329,823No
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$56,300Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$16,000$55,950Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$53,610No
John CornynRTX$0$154,055No
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$23,370$37,606Yes
Tom CottonRAR$0$1,303,842No
Mike CrapoRID$0$53,294No
Ted CruzRTX$0$1,935,646No
Steve DainesRMT$0$274,325No
Joe DonnellyDIN$20,250$16,950Yes
Tammy DuckworthDIL$59,300$31,075Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$17,000$46,900Yes
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$47,200No
Joni ErnstRIA$0$198,460No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,000$30,250Yes
Deb FischerRNE$0$242,571No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$1,373,999No
Cory GardnerRCO$0$512,957No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$20,000$79,265Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,000$96,788No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$211,529No
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$27,475$48,825Yes
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$25,700$14,100Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$91,750No
Martin HeinrichDNM$16,450$15,550Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$15,300$31,700Yes
Dean HellerRNV$0$216,837No
Mazie K. HironoDHI$20,000$20,900Yes
John HoevenRND$2,000$31,400No
Cindy Hyde-SmithRMS$0$0No
Jim InhofeROK$0$77,174No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$110,645No
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$855,764No
Doug JonesDAL$0$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$20,250$36,100Yes
John KennedyRLA$0$21,500Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$5,000$26,000Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,000$42,250Yes
James LankfordROK$0$209,590No
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$20,000$70,200Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$786,734No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$15,000$22,000Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$48,500$174,600Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$236,020Not Voting
Claire McCaskillDMO$27,750$78,187Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$409,631No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$20,500$45,500Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$20,250$18,000Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$2,000$60,200No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,000$70,343Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$30,000$60,750Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$20,750$48,900Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$20,750$62,000Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$475,192No
David PerdueRGA$0$257,728No
Gary C. PetersDMI$35,500$16,750Yes
Rob PortmanROH$0$298,286No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$20,250$26,000Yes
Jim RischRID$0$75,587No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$145,967No
Mike RoundsRSD$0$86,581No
Marco RubioRFL$0$917,755No
Bernie SandersIVT$17,800$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$2,000$715,301No
Brian SchatzDHI$30,000$121,300Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$22,700$70,700Yes
Tim ScottRSC$0$390,561No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$21,000$68,150Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$22,700No
Tina SmithDMN$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$18,200$23,750Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$500$615,822No
Jon TesterDMT$23,250$54,750Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,000$298,833No
Thom TillisRNC$0$247,633No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,378,852No
Tom UdallDNM$20,500$59,100Yes
Chris Van HollenDMD$67,640$57,800Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$20,700$88,350Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$31,500$31,261Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,050$21,625Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$62,750No
Ron WydenDOR$12,000$16,000Yes
Todd YoungRIN$0$160,316No

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Teachers unions$1,071,065
Consumer groups$10,650

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,198,568
Cable distributors & service providers$4,450,986
Small business associations$368,119
Communications & Electronics$212,566
Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
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