Washington October 1, 2018 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the Trump administration lawsuit to prevent California from enforcing its own net neutrality rules:

“Strong net neutrality protections are important for California’s economy, and I’ll continue to support our state’s efforts to protect consumers and fight the Trump administration’s latest lawsuit.

“California’s legislation was necessary after the Trump administration stripped away protections that prohibited internet service providers from blocking, slowing down or charging more for access to particular internet sites or services.

“Net neutrality ensures users, not their internet service providers, control their online experience. The U.S. Senate has already voted to restore net neutrality protections, but unfortunately it’s now being blocked by House Republicans.

“The Trump administration’s lawsuit states the FCC can preempt state laws, an argument the courts have rejected in the past. Rather than wasting resources fighting with California, President Trump and House Republicans should stand with the majority of consumers and restore net neutrality for all Americans.”