Only one more Republican supporter could conceivably tip balance According to Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has agreed to support his Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the FCC's Title II classification of ISPs and net neutrality regulations.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) January 9, 2018
That means if Markey gets one more Republican, and all the Democrats, he could actually succeed in nullifying the FCC's net neutrality reg rollback, just as Republicans-without needing any Dems--were able to roll back a number of Obama-era regs using the CRA.
On the news that Collins was on board, which came the same day Markey announced he had 40 Democratic co-sponsors, net neutrality activist group Demand Progress was celebrating. "Senator Collins’ support of the resolution to restore net neutrality protections is what it looks like when a Republican lawmaker stands with their constituents instead of telecom lobbyists," said Demand Progress communications director Mark Stanley.