Net Neutrality Will Be Scrapped

24 May 2017

2017/05/24 – FCC Begins Rolling Back Obama’s Net Neutrality Rule – PJ Media

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday began scrapping the Obama administration’s net neutrality rule with a pivotal 2-1 party line vote.

Adopted in 2015, the FCC’s net neutrality rule bars internet service providers from throttling website data traffic for financial gain. The rule was approved through the 2015 Open Internet Order, which reclassified ISPs from information services to public utilities. Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed undoing the Open Internet Order and returning authority to the Federal Trade Commission, which regulated the internet prior to 2015.

Trump was voted in for actions like these.

Cabinet Confirmations: Perry for Energy, Carson for Housing, Zinke for Interior

2 Mar 2017

Former Texas governor Rick Perry confirmed as energy secretaryFox News

The Senate confirmed Perry on a 62-37 vote following a brief floor debate. Earlier in the day, the Senate also confirmed retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson for housing secretary.

Eleven Democrats supported Perry in the final vote, including Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Mark Warner of Virginia, Tom Carper of Delaware and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

On Wednesday, former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke easily won confirmation to be secretary of the Interior Department by a 68-31 vote.

Carson also faced little opposition, clearing the full Senate by a 58-41 vote earlier Thursday.