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House Democrats Who Haven't Supported Net Neutrality Yet Have All Taken Money from Telecoms


The Democratic members of Congress staying mum on net neutrality have all taken campaign contributions from major telecom companies, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

In May, the Senate passed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would overturn the Federal Communication Commission's decision to scrap free internet rules last year. That resolution was then sent to the House, and the Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which, if it gets 218 signatures, will force the House to vote on the resolution even without the recommendation of a committee. The Dems have until December 10 to get 218 signatures, which would require every Democrat and a few Republicans. So far, they have 177 signatures.