The Senate passed a five-year extension of a satellite TV law, sending it to the president's desk.
The senator called on the FCC to protect an “open and fair Internet.”
The legislation fell two votes short of overcoming the procedural hurdle.
The senator said he wouldn’t block Republicans from offering amendments to the bill.
Sen. Patrick Leahy hailed the surprise move to bring up his NSA legislation.
Blumenthal called for regulations and oversight to prevent charging customers for services they didn’t request.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said President Obama is meeting with corporate lobbyists in an effort to issue an executive order granting 100,000 additional guest worker visas.
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said she was concerned about the lack of data security with ObamaCare.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on the Senate to pass a short-term extension of a ban on Internet access taxes.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) criticized Microsoft founder Bill Gates for calling on Congress to increase STEM worker visas while the company plans to cut 18,000 jobs next year.