Congresswoman Elaine Luria Cosponsors Bill to Restore Net Neutrality

April 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today announced she is cosponsoring legislation to restore net neutrality and reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to eliminate it.

“At its best, the internet is America’s one-stop shop for innovation, enlightenment, and entertainment,” Congresswoman Luria said. “We need net neutrality protections so people have the power to succeed online.”

Net neutrality stops internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down or discriminating against different types of internet content. In 2017, the FCC voted to abolish net neutrality.

Joining nearly 200 cosponsors, Congresswoman Luria supports The Save the Internet Act, which would:

  • Prohibit internet service providers from blocking, throttling, or engaging in paid prioritization;
  • Close loopholes by empowering the FCC to stop unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory practices;
  • Foster innovation and competition by ensuring fair and equal access to broadband for start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs; and
  • Promote deployment and access to broadband for consumers and businesses in rural, suburban, and urban areas across America.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.