Sinema to Lead Bipartisan Net Neutrality Effort

Mar 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema will lead a bipartisan effort to craft a net neutrality proposal to encourage innovation, boost investment, and close the digital divide. 
“Net neutrality is critical to maintaining a vibrant internet. We need a modern, internet-specific framework that encourages the freedom and innovation that make the internet the vital tool it is today—and consumers and providers need stability. We will only achieve those goals by working across party lines to find a bipartisan solution,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee.
Sinema is leading the effort with Republican Senator Roger Wicker (Miss.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over net neutrality.
“The mission of this working group will be to put partisan politics aside in order to provide permanent internet protections,” said Wicker. “We need clear rules of the road that prohibit providers from blocking or throttling access to lawful content and provide transparency and consumer choice. We invite our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join us in this effort.”