WASHINGTON – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after President Obama came out in favor of net neutrality through Title II reclassification of the Internet. 

“President Obama stands with the millions of Americans who submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality over the summer. His plan announced today is a win for communities of color, small businesses and millions of Americans who rely on a free and open Internet. The Progressive Caucus was proud to lead a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler with 34 House Democrats in May calling for net neutrality and Title II reclassification of broadband Internet. 

“The Internet should never be pay-to-play. We urge Chairman Wheeler to listen to the president, the Progressive Caucus and millions of Americans demanding the Internet remain free, open and democratic.” 

The Progressive Caucus letter to Chairman Wheeler can be found here