Congress defunds Obama Internet giveaway in omnibus

December 10, 2014, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens issued the following statement on the just released Omnibus funding legislation:

“We are gratified that the bill includes language by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) which defunds the Obama Administration Internet Giveaway. The proposal also cuts IRS funding and prohibits the continued targeting of conservative groups, and reins in National Labor Relations Board proposals that would allow union ballot stuffing using the Internet among other positive provisions. We are still evaluating the totality of the 1603 pages of the legislation to determine its overall impact, but the inclusion of these three items is certainly good news.”


SEC. 540.

(a) None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to relinquish the responsibility of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration during fiscal year 2015 with respect to Internet domain name system functions, including responsibility with respect to the authoritative root zone file and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions.

(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall expire on September 30, 2015.

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