May 16, 2018

Manchin Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on his vote to protect net neutrality. Today, the Senate voted on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that will undo the FCC’s decision to repeal of Net Neutrality rules. The CRA passed the Senate, 52-47.

“I have heard from thousands of West Virginians who want an internet that is free of content-based discrimination and support increased reliable, affordable internet access throughout our state. That’s why I strongly opposed the FCC’s decision to repeal basic net neutrality protections, and today I voted to protect net neutrality rules. We cannot let internet providers block or slow down internet traffic and force us to pay more for popular sites. The internet has always been and should always be free and open. I hope this will encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both legislative bodies to negotiate a responsible, balanced bipartisan solution that codifies strong net neutrality protections and finally resolves this debate.”