House Republicans warned that tough new regulations for online traffic, expected to be adopted Thursday, risk years of legal uncertainty and argued that the GOP's more restrained legislation was the best way to protect the Internet.
Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas) called the proposed rules by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler "net nonsense" and predicted that they would be struck down again by federal judges.
"It's not going to work," Barton said at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday. "It is going to be tested in court and it's going to fail in court."
Telecom companies twice before have won court...