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Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (115th Congress)


Walden on Farm Bill Being Signed Into Law

12.20.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the Farm Bill into law.

“This Congress we’ve been hard at work to expand broadband access, and the signing of this bill means giving millions of Americans the resources and opportunities many of us already enjoy,” said Chairman Walden. “Included in this farm bill are much-needed reforms that will ease regulatory barriers and better target broadband funds so we can increase access to broadband internet for our nation’s farmers...

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Walden, Latta on Senate’s Failure to Pass Self Driving Car Legislation

12.19.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Senate failed to pass the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act during the 115th Congress. This landmark legislation would have established the first national framework for the safe and innovative development of self driving cars in the U.S.

"It is extremely disappointing that the Senate will not be able to finish its work on self-driving car legislation this year. In the House,...

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House Passes SMART IoT Act and Two Bills to Advance Public Health

11.28.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed three bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee bills. Collectively, the bills promote the use of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and advance public health.

Passing the House today was:

H.R. 6032, the SMART IoT Act, authored by #SubDCCP Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), passed the House by voice vote.

H.R. 6032 directs the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study on the state of the internet-connected devices industry.

H.R. 6753, the Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018,...

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