Today in Congress: House Set to Pass Net Neutrality Bill

House Democrats are set to follow through key campaign promise to rebuke the Trump administration’s action on Net Neutrality. Lawmakers will begin consideration of a bill (H.R. 1644) that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the 2015 Open Internet Order, as well as 12 amendments to the underlying text. The bill is expected to pass the lower chamber later today but is considered dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate and White House, which issued its official veto threat to the legislation yesterday. 

Elsewhere on the House floor today, lawmakers will consider a pair of suspension bills out of the House Ways and Means Committee. This includes a bill (H.R. 1759) that would authorize the Department of Labor (DOL) to award grants to states to conduct reemployment services and eligibility assessments for all unemployment claimants. House lawmakers will also consider a measure (H.R. 1957) that would make a host of changes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) aimed at improving and modernizing the agency.

In the upper chamber, Senators will resume consideration of Daniel Desmond Domenico’s nomination to be a District Judge for the District Court of Colorado. A full list of the nominations up for consideration this week can be accessed here.