Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

May 16, 2018

Statement of Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff on U.S. Senate Vote Today in Support of Net Neutrality

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) this afternoon issued the following statement in response the U.S. Senate’s vote to kill the Trump administration’s dangerous rollback of Obama-era FCC net neutrality principles.

Sen. Duff was one of the main proponents of maintaining net neutrality in Connecticut; his net neutrality bill passed the Connecticut State Senate on a party-line 18-18 vote, with Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman casting the tiebreaking vote.

“It’s great to see the United States Senate vote today to overturn this anti-business, anti-consumer policy of the Trump administration. I’m particularly pleased that three Republicans joined with their Democratic counterparts in the U.S. Senate to overturn this unfair internet practice. Today’s display of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. only makes me wonder once again why Republican state senators in Connecticut couldn’t see their way to protecting small businesses, consumers, students and others in our state by guaranteeing an open, fair, and affordable internet. My hope now is that our congressmen and women in the U.S. House of Representatives will do the right thing and vote to reinstate net neutrality across America once and for all,” Sen. Duff said.