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House Passes Latta’s E-LABEL Act

Washington, September 11, 2014 | Sarah Criser (202-225-6405)

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5161, the E-LABEL Act, legislation sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee, along with Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA). The legislation would allow electronics manufacturers to display the required Federal Communications Commission (FCC) label of approval electronically instead of physically on a device or product.

“We are in the midst of an innovation era where new, ground-breaking technologies and devices are introduced into the information and communications technology marketplace almost daily,” said Latta. “The House’s passage of the E-LABEL Act recognizes the importance of facilitating continued innovation and providing flexibility to manufacturers, so they can compete and create next-generation technologies that consumers demand.”

Senator Fischer (R-NE) and Chairman Rockefeller (D-WV) have also introduced S. 2583, companion legislation to the E-LABEL Act, in the Senate.

To view Congressman Latta’s support for the E-LABEL Act on the House Floor, click here.

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