Dear Leaders McConnell and Schumer:
We write today to urge you and your colleagues in the Senate to vote against Senate Joint Resolution 52 (S.J.Res.52), which uses the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” of 2017.
By reversing the FCC’s order, the CRA would reinstate 1930s-era Title II regulations. Such an approach would curb the necessary investment and infrastructure improvements that are critical for connecting more Americans to high-speed broadband and enabling wider internet access, especially in poor and rural areas.
This CRA also fails to protect consumer privacy, by doing nothing to address the practices of edge providers, such as search engines and social media platforms, and by eliminating privacy protections enforced by the FTC for millions of consumers.