The House last night passed HR5252 (the COPE Act) but did so without the Markey Amendment on net neutrality. The final vote on the amendment was 269 to 152. That’s a pretty resounding defeat for the net neut efforts, but they’ll keep plodding along.
The COPE Act passed 321-101.
Reiterating a point I made earlier this week, the net neutrality language is significantly different in the Senate version of telecom reform, if the Senate passes 2686 as is there would be a reconciliation in conference. Given the rumblings that Senate Judiciary is going to push their own NN bill (they’re holding a hearing next week), it’s likely that net neutrality, and the telecom overhaul in general, are unlikely to go anywhere this year.