Okay, a few data points on Net Neutrality.
, Sen. Craig (R) is down with Sen. Stevens anti-Net Neutrality bill. But Sen. Crapo (R) seems to be on the fence. According to the Boise Weekly
, his press secretary said "that it was premature to make a statement before any net neutrality-related bills were up for a vote in the Senate." (Thanks to TPM Reader DD
for that update.)
TPM Reader EL
in Washington state has been calling Sens. Murray (D) and Cantwell (D) and both are giving 'it's a very complicated issue' type responses and hedging their bets.
In California, TPM Reader DC
sends us an oped from Sen. Boxer that seems to show clearly that she supports
Sen. Feinstein (D-CA), meanwhile, is sending out a letter which suggests she supports Net Neutrality but actually keeps her options open ...
Thank you for writing to me about open access to the Internet and the policy of network neutrality. I appreciate hearing from you.
It is vital to Americans and to our economy that we provide access to an open Internet with a balanced playing field for network, service and information providers. Giving consumers more access to and choices over information and services available over the Internet should not compromise other providers. Should legislation regarding network neutrality come before the Senate I will be sure to keep your views in mind.
Again, thank you for writing. If you should have any comments or questions, I hope you will feel free to contact my Washington, DC staff at (202) 224-3841.
I think she's saying that Net Neutrality is important. And that she'll keep in mind that her pro-Net Neutrality constituents are for it when she decides whether to vote against it or not.
So she's keeping her options open.
TPM Reader J
says he can't get either of his senators (both Dems) in Maryland to take a position on Net Neutrality. But we're still looking for more confirmation on that.
We'll bring you more information as we hear it.