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
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $132,550 Against $128,325
    2. March - April 2007 For $206,750 Against $386,783
    3. May - June 2007 For $278,611 Against $387,960
    4. July - August 2007 For $105,950 Against $130,361
    5. September - October 2007 For $176,606 Against $346,594
    6. November - December 2007 For $202,065 Against $416,775
    7. January - February 2008 For $178,450 Against $194,530
    8. March - April 2008 For $243,485 Against $377,681
    9. May - June 2008 For $267,921 Against $736,148
    10. July - August 2008 For $242,007 Against $412,797
    11. September - October 2008 For $591,502 Against $1,081,021
    12. November - December 2008 For $375,943 Against $158,923
    13. January - February 2009 For $116,298 Against $54,048
    14. March - April 2009 For $136,715 Against $168,297
    15. May - June 2009 For $271,115 Against $128,603
    16. July - August 2009 For $83,335 Against $84,338
    17. September - October 2009 For $114,710 Against $102,922
    18. November - December 2009 For $102,301 Against $202,565
    19. January - February 2010 For $252,365 Against $114,380
    20. March - April 2010 For $166,951 Against $244,116
    21. May - June 2010 For $175,116 Against $311,281
    22. July - August 2010 For $121,775 Against $184,865
    23. September - October 2010 For $341,699 Against $515,111
    24. November - December 2010 For $40,575 Against $114,001
    25. January - February 2011 For $99,500 Against $268,881
    26. March - April 2011 For $156,075 Against $457,191
    27. May - June 2011 For $189,695 Against $376,713
    28. July - August 2011 For $102,625 Against $164,835
    29. September - October 2011 For $178,120 Against $343,729
    30. November - December 2011 For $186,500 Against $253,140
    31. January - February 2012 For $65,963 Against $159,513
    32. March - April 2012 For $196,216 Against $320,718
    33. May - June 2012 For $186,113 Against $447,487
    34. July - August 2012 For $137,918 Against $339,024
    35. September - October 2012 For $339,032 Against $667,444
    36. November - December 2012 For $52,625 Against $147,601

    Votes

    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
    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
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$1,000No
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$54,950$41,449Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$154,674$28,250Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$71,950$8,250Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$55,000$114,322No
    Mark BegichDAK$40,200$212,992No
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$10,300No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$38,390$815,159No
    Scott P. BrownRMA$677,249$174,886Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$24,800$644,872No
    Maria CantwellDWA$14,900$83,130No
    Ben CardinDMD$14,500$129,336No
    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$92,830$105,824Yes
    John CornynRTX$180,890$81,100Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$330,970$27,700Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$59,900$195,911No
    Mike EnziRWY$19,500$5,050Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,300$130,548No
    Al FrankenDMN$20,750$942,572No
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$102,700$1,012,127No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,580$33,825Yes
    Kay R. HaganDNC$19,900$312,023No
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,800$79,553No
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$75,950$80,400Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$214,437$35,950Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$50,800$6,500Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$88,475$14,200Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,000$29,550Not Voting
    Mike JohannsRNE$142,181$3,450Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$41,750$92,060No
    John F. KerryDMA$45,000$53,374No
    Mark KirkRIL$287,675$98,520Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$87,100$154,670No
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
    Jon KylRAZ$13,250$2,500Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$63,880$195,310No
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$21,300$122,425No
    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
    Claire McCaskillDMO$128,605$418,045No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$367,133$140,800Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$93,750$107,475No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,250$298,823No
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,800$49,399No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$11,500$31,300No
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$70,850$210,502No
    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
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$265,013No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$80,570$8,400Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,050$332,635No
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$127,500$37,750Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,250$145,566No
    Jon TesterDMT$38,750$280,442No
    Mark UdallDCO$78,800$417,028No
    Tom UdallDNM$36,500$305,740No
    David VitterRLA$257,901$23,400Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$128,400$308,276No
    Jim WebbDVA$12,000$9,450No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$39,850$146,454No
    Roger F. WickerRMS$233,225$45,600Yes

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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$41,449Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$154,674$28,250Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$71,950$8,250Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$55,000$114,322No
    Mark BegichDAK$40,200$212,992No
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$10,300No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$38,390$815,159No
    Scott P. BrownRMA$677,249$174,886Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$24,800$644,872No
    Maria CantwellDWA$14,900$83,130No
    Ben CardinDMD$14,500$129,336No
    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$92,830$105,824Yes
    John CornynRTX$180,890$81,100Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$330,970$27,700Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$59,900$195,911No
    Mike EnziRWY$19,500$5,050Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,300$130,548No
    Al FrankenDMN$20,750$942,572No
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$102,700$1,012,127No
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,580$33,825Yes
    Kay R. HaganDNC$19,900$312,023No
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,800$79,553No
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$75,950$80,400Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$214,437$35,950Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$50,800$6,500Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$88,475$14,200Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,000$29,550Not Voting
    Mike JohannsRNE$142,181$3,450Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$41,750$92,060No
    John F. KerryDMA$45,000$53,374No
    Mark KirkRIL$287,675$98,520Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$87,100$154,670No
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
    Jon KylRAZ$13,250$2,500Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$63,880$195,310No
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$21,300$122,425No
    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
    Claire McCaskillDMO$128,605$418,045No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$367,133$140,800Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$93,750$107,475No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,250$298,823No
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,800$49,399No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$11,500$31,300No
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$70,850$210,502No
    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
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$265,013No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$80,570$8,400Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,050$332,635No
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$127,500$37,750Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,250$145,566No
    Jon TesterDMT$38,750$280,442No
    Mark UdallDCO$78,800$417,028No
    Tom UdallDNM$36,500$305,740No
    David VitterRLA$257,901$23,400Yes
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$128,400$308,276No
    Jim WebbDVA$12,000$9,450No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$39,850$146,454No
    Roger F. WickerRMS$233,225$45,600Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$3,260,855
    Telephone utilities$2,626,279
    Cell/wireless service providers$888,968
    Fiscal & tax policy$39,075

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$4,230,183
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,884,990
    Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$1,916,239
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$453,469
    Entertainment unions$296,150
    Bands, orchestras & other live music production$142,520
    Consumer groups$5,150
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