Pelosi Statement on Publication of Net Neutrality Repeal Order

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules was published in the Federal Register:

“Today, the Trump Administration sealed its special interest betrayal of the promise of a free and open Internet.  Consumers will now be hit with higher costs and less choice, while America’s dynamism and entrepreneurship will come under attack.  In their haste to hand massive giveaways to big corporate Internet access providers, Republicans have pushed forward an anti-consumer, anti-competition agenda with devastating consequences for America’s small businesses, families and economy.

“Millions of Americans have raised their voices to fight for a free and open Internet.  That fight now goes to the Congress and the courts.  Democrats will also continue to demand a vote on Congressman Mike Doyle’s vital resolution to stop the FCC’s assault on net neutrality.  Congress must act to reverse the FCC decision and restore the bipartisan, decades-long consensus that supports a free Internet.  Democrats, and the American people, call on Republicans to join us to stop the FCC assault on consumer choice and consumer protections.

“In the courts, Democrats expect the only ruling consistent with the letter of the law and the will of the American people: that this decision will rightly be found illegal.“