Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sustained the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules:

“This decision is an affront to hardworking Americans who rely on the internet for economic opportunity and access to critical communication services,” Daines stated. “Net Neutrality remains a solution in search of a problem that kills jobs, chills innovation and slows investment. I will continue working in the U.S. Senate to maintain a free and open internet to rein in the Obama administration’s regulatory overreach.”

Before serving in Congress, Daines worked in the technology sector as vice president of Montana-based RightNow Technologies.