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 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 interest groups that…

    supported this motion

    4.9 times as much
    $189,839
    $382
    $36,852
    $14,312
    YES$241,385
    $148
    $356
    $29,924
    $18,426
    NO$48,854

    opposed this motion

    $107
    $1,906
    $21,880
    $0
    $435
    $10,825
    $1,000
    YES$36,152
    9.2 times as much
    $222,412
    $6,956
    $64,565
    $14
    $2,467
    $31,183
    $5,648
    NO$333,245
    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 interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, 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
    Ron WydenDOR$64,950$61,171No
    Roger WickerRMS$278,425$45,000Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$41,350$142,154No
    Jim WebbDVA$11,500$28,600No
    Mark WarnerDVA$142,050$1,414,359No
    David VitterRLA$311,875$23,900Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$36,500$617,300No
    Mark UdallDCO$85,300$674,592No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,211,648$30,083Yes
    John ThuneRSD$482,442$46,850Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$38,750$302,492No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$35,750$138,144No
    Olympia SnoweRME$131,800$39,250Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$26,200$13,000Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$12,600$622,732No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$113,470$8,400Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$64,550$301,450No
    Bernie SandersIVT$400$292,588No
    Marco RubioRFL$836,126$82,035Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$167,500$129,000No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$225,909$18,402Yes
    Jim RischRID$250,309$2,400Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$170,350$415,094No
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$19,006$75,400No
    Mark PryorDAR$132,700$90,045No
    Rob PortmanROH$258,689$76,866Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$308,785$16,457Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$73,550$211,702No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,500$31,300No
    Patty MurrayDWA$57,650$227,759No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,850$8,000Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$110,850$6,250Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$29,800$37,416No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$19,250$574,405No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$101,250$100,525No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$643,408$128,350Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$128,555$414,455No
    John McCainRAZ$272,373$64,400Not Voting
    Joe ManchinDWV$61,800$59,915No
    Dick LugarRIN$32,650$22,300Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$21,000$7,800No
    Carl LevinDMI$7,250$203,147No
    Mike LeeRUT$67,546$9,300Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$30,300$214,325No
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$22,300$435,550No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$55,130$297,566No
    Jon KylRAZ$1,500$2,500Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
    Amy KlobucharDMN$85,850$161,970No
    Mark KirkRIL$407,900$90,570Yes
    John KerryDMA$56,000$332,410No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$42,750$302,169No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$232,903$24,200Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$201,331$2,000Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$109,411$37,650Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$68,700$27,550Not Voting
    Jim InhofeROK$188,925$14,200Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$101,900$6,250Yes
    John HoevenRND$55,650$4,450Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$230,187$36,950Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$74,500$82,400Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$16,800$148,403No
    Kay HaganDNC$21,650$1,871,282No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$104,150$64,100Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$64,022$35,225Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$110,900$1,096,167No
    Alan FrankenDMN$21,400$1,465,933No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$35,300$121,676No
    Mike EnziRWY$19,750$5,050Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$67,000$286,711No
    Jim DeMintRSC$437,420$24,750Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$17,700$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$462,972$77,700Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$113,680$100,374Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$17,500$58,900No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$1,000No
    Susan CollinsRME$213,233$83,538Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$59,600$1,750Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$160,693$12,450Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$108,800$11,500Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600,548$32,100Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$39,550$194,875No
    Tom CarperDDE$46,100$53,100No
    Ben CardinDMD$32,999$131,686No
    Maria CantwellDWA$12,400$149,330No
    Richard BurrRNC$117,750$15,000Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$23,650$637,852No
    Scott BrownRMA$819,534$166,836Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$70,268$1,101,855No
    John BoozmanRAR$113,245$3,900Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$343,844$86,275Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$12,250$110,750No
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$10,300No
    Michael BennetDCO$57,500$398,229No
    Mark BegichDAK$42,950$377,020No
    Max BaucusDMT$81,000$195,127No
    John BarrassoRWY$83,300$6,000Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$208,669$22,450Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$121,633$35,999Yes
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$1,000No

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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$121,633$35,999Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$208,669$22,450Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$83,300$6,000Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$81,000$195,127No
    Mark BegichDAK$42,950$377,020No
    Michael BennetDCO$57,500$398,229No
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$10,300No
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$12,250$110,750No
    Roy BluntRMO$343,844$86,275Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$113,245$3,900Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$70,268$1,101,855No
    Scott BrownRMA$819,534$166,836Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$23,650$637,852No
    Richard BurrRNC$117,750$15,000Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$12,400$149,330No
    Ben CardinDMD$32,999$131,686No
    Tom CarperDDE$46,100$53,100No
    Bob CaseyDPA$39,550$194,875No
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600,548$32,100Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$108,800$11,500Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$160,693$12,450Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$59,600$1,750Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$213,233$83,538Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$1,000No
    Chris CoonsDDE$17,500$58,900No
    Bob CorkerRTN$113,680$100,374Yes
    John CornynRTX$462,972$77,700Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$17,700$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$437,420$24,750Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$67,000$286,711No
    Mike EnziRWY$19,750$5,050Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$35,300$121,676No
    Alan FrankenDMN$21,400$1,465,933No
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$110,900$1,096,167No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$64,022$35,225Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$104,150$64,100Yes
    Kay HaganDNC$21,650$1,871,282No
    Tom HarkinDIA$16,800$148,403No
    Orrin HatchRUT$74,500$82,400Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$230,187$36,950Yes
    John HoevenRND$55,650$4,450Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$101,900$6,250Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$188,925$14,200Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$68,700$27,550Not Voting
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$109,411$37,650Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$201,331$2,000Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$232,903$24,200Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$42,750$302,169No
    John KerryDMA$56,000$332,410No
    Mark KirkRIL$407,900$90,570Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$85,850$161,970No
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
    Jon KylRAZ$1,500$2,500Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$55,130$297,566No
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$22,300$435,550No
    Patrick LeahyDVT$30,300$214,325No
    Mike LeeRUT$67,546$9,300Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$7,250$203,147No
    Joe LiebermanICT$21,000$7,800No
    Dick LugarRIN$32,650$22,300Yes
    Joe ManchinDWV$61,800$59,915No
    John McCainRAZ$272,373$64,400Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$128,555$414,455No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$643,408$128,350Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$101,250$100,525No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$19,250$574,405No
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$29,800$37,416No
    Jerry MoranRKS$110,850$6,250Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,850$8,000Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$57,650$227,759No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,500$31,300No
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$73,550$211,702No
    Rand PaulRKY$308,785$16,457Yes
    Rob PortmanROH$258,689$76,866Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$132,700$90,045No
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$19,006$75,400No
    Harry ReidDNV$170,350$415,094No
    Jim RischRID$250,309$2,400Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$225,909$18,402Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$167,500$129,000No
    Marco RubioRFL$836,126$82,035Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$400$292,588No
    Chuck SchumerDNY$64,550$301,450No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$113,470$8,400Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$12,600$622,732No
    Richard ShelbyRAL$26,200$13,000Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$131,800$39,250Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$35,750$138,144No
    Jon TesterDMT$38,750$302,492No
    John ThuneRSD$482,442$46,850Yes
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,211,648$30,083Yes
    Mark UdallDCO$85,300$674,592No
    Tom UdallDNM$36,500$617,300No
    David VitterRLA$311,875$23,900Yes
    Mark WarnerDVA$142,050$1,414,359No
    Jim WebbDVA$11,500$28,600No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$41,350$142,154No
    Roger WickerRMS$278,425$45,000Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$64,950$61,171No

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    Telephone utilities$3,332,006
    Cellular systems and equipment$1,656,395
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,429,445
    Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,140,010
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$454,182
    Entertainment unions$339,700
    Bands, orchestras & other live music production$148,286
    Consumer groups$750
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