A federal appeals court in Washington, ruling Thursday against the Federal Communications Commission, refused to delay arguments in a challenge to the agency’s decision to repeal so-called net neutrality rules requiring internet service providers to give equal access to all web content.

The decision marked the latest instance of a court pushing back against an agency’s bid to pause ongoing litigation amid the Trump administration’s shutdown. Lawyers for the FCC had cited the agency’s lapse in appropriations in seeking to postpone the arguments scheduled for Feb. 1.