Democrats Fail to Strip Net Neutrality Pricing Rider

Democrats were unsuccessful in stripping out a net neutrality rider in a Senate spending bill that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates that Internet service providers charge their customers. Democrats urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to give net neutrality negotiations time to breath in the Commerce Committee, where Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and ranking member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) have been trying to come up with a legislative solution.