The House voted 6-2 Wednesday to approve the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules, with Republicans overwhelmingly supporting the proposal.
The House vote came a day after a majority of the House Republican conference voted in favor of an amendment to the FCC proposal that would overturn the rules.
In a statement, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the vote was a “vote of confidence in our work.”
He also noted that the FCC will be able to proceed with its rulemaking process with as few changes as possible.
Pai noted that Republicans have a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate, which he said will “allow us to do what we need to do to make sure that the internet is a place where Americans can come to have a voice in how their government regulates it.”
“That is a vote of confidence that the Congress and the American people will continue to support our work,” Pai said.
The vote comes as the FCC continues to grapple with the controversy over net neutrality.
The agency, which has the authority to enforce net neutrality, said it will propose rules to address issues including zero rating, paid prioritization, and broadband privacy.