Recent Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Senator John Thune today joined with 38 Republican Senators to introduce a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal the harmful Internet regulations recently adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

"Under the Obama Administration's watch, the FCC has continually pushed for increased government control over the Internet," said Thune. "The FCC's intrusion in the broadband industry will discourage investment and innovation in rural states like South Dakota, ultimately stifling job creation and economic growth. Our resolution of disapproval would stop the FCC's overreaching and unwarranted control of the Internet."

The CRA allows for the expedited consideration of a privileged resolution of disapproval to stop a federal agency from implementing a regulation with the full force of the law. The resolution cannot be filibustered if acted upon within 60 legislative days of the regulation being submitted to the Senate and needs only a majority in the Senate to pass.