Sept. 22, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to reports that the Senate Republican continuing resolution, which failed to include language that would block the transition of U.S. oversight of the Internet’s domain name system, and has been declared dead on arrival by Democrat leaders, with Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member stating “We Democrats cannot vote for that substitute and urge others to vote against it”:
“Senate Democrats have declared the Republican continuing resolution, which surrenders U.S. oversight of the Internet to foreign powers and multinational corporations, dead on arrival. House Speaker Ryan needs to write a real continuing resolution that protects Internet freedom as the Senate version apparently has failed to not only fund Republican priorities, but even garner Democrat votes. The McConnell CR, if it somehow manages to pass, should be dead on arrival in the House. This is the last chance to stop the Internet surrender and protect digital freedom of Americans from censorship from abroad. If the Senate fails, the House must be the one to act. There is too much at stake.”
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