In an op-ed for Roll Call, Rep. John Culberson (R-Tx) has some strong words for the FCC regarding its push to regulate the Internet under Title II:
The FCC cannot regulate the Internet without clear and unambiguous statutory authority from Congress, which it does not have. But instead of coming to Congress and asking for it, the FCC lawyered up and attempted to bend the rules to its liking.
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I forcefully oppose spending our tax dollars on the legal misadventures of the FCC. I will be offering an amendment to prohibit funds from going to the FCC for the purpose of regulating the Internet in general. The courts have spoken, and their conclusion is that the FCC does not have the authority to do what it’s trying to do. Until that authority is granted by Congress, it has no business using tax dollars for this power grab.