S.J.Res. 6 - A Joint Resolution Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with Respect to Regulating the Internet and Broadband Industry Practices.

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices. (by CRS) 
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The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Senate Vote: On the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 6

DID NOT PASS on November 10, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 46 voted NO: 52
2 voted present/not voting

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A Joint Resolution Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with Respect to Regulating the Internet and Broadband Industry Practices.

S.J.Res. 6 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices. (by CRS)
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Title
A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices.
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    Sponsor
    Kay Bailey Hutchison
    Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Science, technology, communications
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Internet and video services
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/16/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    currently selectedSenateOn the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 611/10/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
    46 voted YES 52 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/16/2011
    2/16/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    11/03/2011Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by petition, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c).
    Put on a legislative calendar11/03/2011Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 219.
    11/09/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    11/10/2011Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    currently selectedVote11/10/2011On the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 6
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Average contributions given to Senators from Book, newspaper & periodical publishing, which…

    opposed this motion

    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing [About]
    Average given to Senators who voted:
    $23,976
    YES$23,976
    192% more
    $70,061
    NO$70,061
    5 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    A Joint Resolution Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with Respect to Regulating the Internet and Broadband Industry Practices.

    5 organizations supported this motion

    Americans for Prosperity
    James Valvo (2011, February 17). Letter of Support: Hutchison-Walden FCC Disapproval Resolutions, S.J.Res.6 and H.J.Res.37. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from AfP.
    Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
    Thomas Schatz (2011, February 24). Repeal Net Neutrality Regs . Retrieved November 10, 2011, from CAGW.
    Heritage Action for America
    Heritage Action (2011, November 8). Key Vote Alert: “YES” on Disapproval of “Net Neutrality” Regulations. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from Heritage Action for America.
    MetroPCS
    Jon Healey (2011, November 10). Technology: Net neutrality rules survive, for now. LA Times. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/11/technology-net-neutrality-rules-survive-for-now.html.
    Verizon Communications
    Jonathan Stempel (2011, September 30). Verizon asks court to halt FCC net neutrality rule. Thompson Reuters. Retrieved November 10, 2011.

    9 organizations opposed this motion

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Laura W. Murphy with Christopher R. Calabrese (2011, November 7). ACLU opposes S. J. Res. 6, disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from ACLU.
    American Library Association
    Corey Williams (2011, June 0). S. J. Res. 6, Net Neutrality Resolution of Disapproval. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from American Library Association.
    Association of Free Community Papers
    Jim Haigh (2011). We Can't be Neutral on Net Neutrality. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from AFCP.
    Consumers Union
    David Butler or Kara Kelber (2011, November 8). Senate Vote Puts Net Neutrality Rules in Jeopardy Consumers Union Urges Senators to Support an Open Internet. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from Consumer's Union.
    Fractured Atlas
    undersigned organization (2011, November 9). Letter to Senate in Support of FCC Open Internet Order From Future of Music Coalition, the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture and Fractured Atlas. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from DRW.
    Free Press Action Fund
    Save the Internet (2011). Defend Free Speech on the Internet. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from Save the Internet.
    Future of Music Coalition
    undersigned organization (2011, November 9). Letter to Senate in Support of FCC Open Internet Order From Future of Music Coalition, the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture and Fractured Atlas. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from DRW.
    National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
    undersigned organization (2011, November 9). Letter to Senate in Support of FCC Open Internet Order From Future of Music Coalition, the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture and Fractured Atlas. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from DRW.
    Writers Guild of America, West
    Gregg Mitchell (2011, November 10). Writers Guild Applauds Senate Vote. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from WGA.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Book, newspaper & periodical publishing interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0No
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$33,549Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$17,750Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$3,000Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$0$31,772No
    Mark BegichDAK$0$54,650No
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$154,448No
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$5,800No
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$59,650No
    Roy BluntRMO$0$52,875Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$0$1,500Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$214,042No
    Scott P. BrownRMA$0$140,593Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$173,888No
    Richard BurrRNC$0$14,250Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$40,690No
    Ben CardinDMD$0$32,420No
    Tom CarperDDE$0$23,550No
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$72,925No
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$27,150Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$6,450Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$0$11,450Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$60,888Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0No
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$16,450No
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$73,194Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$52,050Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$12,000Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$64,975No
    Mike EnziRWY$0$4,550Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$27,426No
    Al FrankenDMN$0$379,757No
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$442,724No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$12,600Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$38,600Yes
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$52,200No
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$24,400No
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$27,000Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$0$25,700Yes
    John HoevenRND$0$3,650Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$2,250Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$14,200Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$10,100Not Voting
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$21,150Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$2,450Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$17,500Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$19,900No
    John F. KerryDMA$0$14,000No
    Mark KirkRIL$0$56,750Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$65,041No
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$70,180No
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$70,375No
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$44,450No
    Mike LeeRUT$0$5,300Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$0$24,500No
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,400No
    Dick LugarRIN$0$17,250Yes
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$6,000No
    John McCainRAZ$0$50,550Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$183,944No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$65,350Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$49,450No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$79,000No
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$18,833No
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$4,000Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$5,000Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$51,303No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$250No
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$53,008No
    Rand PaulRKY$0$10,300Yes
    Rob PortmanROH$0$54,850Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$24,845No
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$14,750No
    Harry ReidDNV$0$107,250No
    Jim RischRID$0$2,400Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$16,002Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$38,200No
    Marco RubioRFL$0$59,502Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$26,208No
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$148,120No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$5,400Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$76,199No
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$7,800Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$17,750Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$38,000No
    Jon TesterDMT$0$81,850No
    John ThuneRSD$0$21,200Yes
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$39,933Yes
    Mark UdallDCO$0$107,425No
    Tom UdallDNM$0$105,888No
    David VitterRLA$0$9,900Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$144,000No
    Jim WebbDVA$0$5,200No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$49,799No
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$27,850Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$0$48,021No

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$1,000No
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$54,950$42,449Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$154,674$28,250Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$70,950$8,250Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$55,000$114,322No
    Mark BegichDAK$39,950$211,992No
    Michael F. BennetDCO$53,650$356,015No
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$10,300No
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$9,500$108,550No
    Roy BluntRMO$244,024$101,325Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$81,495$3,900Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$38,390$809,059No
    Scott P. BrownRMA$677,249$175,386Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$24,800$641,622No
    Richard BurrRNC$106,650$17,250Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$14,900$83,130No
    Ben CardinDMD$14,500$129,086No
    Tom CarperDDE$30,600$53,100No
    Bob CaseyDPA$35,150$168,275No
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$423,648$39,750Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$61,900$8,850Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$120,193$13,450Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$65,600$3,500Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$119,000$79,688Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$1,000No
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$16,500$96,040No
    Bob CorkerRTN$90,830$112,474Yes
    John CornynRTX$180,890$81,100Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$15,700$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$330,970$27,700Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$59,900$195,911No
    Mike EnziRWY$19,500$5,050Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,300$130,298No
    Al FrankenDMN$20,750$942,072No
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$102,700$1,012,577No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,580$33,825Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$80,500$65,100Yes
    Kay R. HaganDNC$19,900$309,723No
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,800$79,553No
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$73,950$80,400Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$214,437$35,950Yes
    John HoevenRND$47,350$4,450Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$50,800$6,500Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$88,475$14,200Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,000$29,550Not Voting
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$99,411$37,650Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$142,181$3,450Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$171,607$24,200Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$41,750$92,060No
    John F. KerryDMA$45,000$53,374No
    Mark KirkRIL$287,675$98,020Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$87,100$157,820No
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
    Jon KylRAZ$13,250$2,500Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$63,880$193,010No
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$21,300$122,425No
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,300$198,550No
    Mike LeeRUT$47,720$9,300Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$6,750$111,303No
    Joe LiebermanICT$23,000$7,800No
    Dick LugarRIN$35,400$23,300Yes
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$57,800$63,615No
    John McCainRAZ$219,793$59,425Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$128,605$418,795No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$368,133$138,300Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$93,750$105,975No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,250$296,023No
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,800$49,399No
    Jerry MoranRKS$104,850$12,900Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$28,950$8,250Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$52,458$204,113No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$11,500$31,300No
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$64,850$205,502No
    Rand PaulRKY$281,990$15,950Yes
    Rob PortmanROH$167,256$88,416Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$127,600$63,345No
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,006$32,000No
    Harry ReidDNV$117,450$375,897No
    Jim RischRID$199,206$2,400Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$152,359$19,902Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$149,300$104,300No
    Marco RubioRFL$972,193$86,602Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$265,013No
    Chuck SchumerDNY$59,950$304,870No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$80,570$8,400Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,050$330,335No
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$20,550$13,000Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$126,300$37,750Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,250$145,566No
    Jon TesterDMT$38,750$280,442No
    John ThuneRSD$342,443$48,900Yes
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,393,692$50,283Yes
    Mark UdallDCO$78,800$415,028No
    Tom UdallDNM$36,500$297,140No
    David VitterRLA$257,901$23,400Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$128,400$305,726No
    Jim WebbDVA$12,000$9,450No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$39,850$146,204No
    Roger F. WickerRMS$231,225$45,600Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$51,950$61,971No

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
    Telephone utilities$3,464,689
    Cell/wireless service providers$1,094,293
    Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,806,692
    Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
    Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,305,714
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$551,735
    Entertainment unions$340,900
    Bands, orchestras & other live music production$161,586
    Consumer groups$5,150
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