By Congressman John Shimkus (IL-15) -
On Wednesday, Congress approved a bill to keep the federal government open through December 9. That continuing resolution ensures our troops will be paid, and includes funding to implement my landmark chemical safety legislation and fight the spread of Zika, without allowing those funds to be used to pay for abortions.
One thing the continuing resolution didn’t include, however, was a provision to prevent the United States from relinquishing oversight of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS, which can be thought of as the Internet’s master phone book, ensures that when you type in a web address (like house.gov) you reach the correct website. This matching process makes browsing the Internet possible for the average user.