Republican Funding Bill Wouldn't Stop Internet Transition

A behind-the-scenes congressional battle to avoid a U.S. government shutdown broke into public view when Republicans produced a stop-gap funding bill that Democrats immediately rejected. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell left out a provision backed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his former White House rival, Senator Ted Cruz, that would have stopped the U.S. government from moving oversight of the internet's technical management to a global community of stakeholders on Oct. 1.