The Washington Post is reporting that at least one member of the House Intelligence Committee has submitted a letter asking a federal judge to temporarily block the Trump administration’s plans to stop the Federal Communications Commission from allowing internet providers to sell content from a select number of providers.
The letter is signed by Reps.
Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Elijah Cummings (D.MD), and was sent to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on Monday.
In a letter last week, Pai wrote that the FCC would continue to work with the Obama administration to create rules that would “protect the internet from censorship and promote innovation.”
Pai has been a staunch critic of the FCC’s efforts to block the move.
“Congress should immediately move to block any attempt by the FCC to regulate internet providers and other Internet service providers under Title II of the Communications Act,” Schiff and Cummings wrote in the letter.
“The Commission should also stop the FCC from implementing its new net neutrality rules and return to the Obama-era net neutrality regulations, which are the foundation for today’s Open Internet Order.”
Pai has previously said that the new rules were “fully consistent” with the FCC rules.
He also told reporters in July that he had “no regrets” in opposing the Obama FCC’s approach to net neutrality.