Energy and Commerce Committee

Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (115th Congress)

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


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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Don’t Forget to Change Your Clock!  Yes, Again…But Why?


WASHINGTON, DC – It’s that time again. This Sunday, we’ll all go through the biannual exercise of changing our clocks due to the switch between Standard and Daylight Saving Time (DST).

DST has an interesting history.  First implemented in the United States in 1918, it was repealed just one year later after Congress voted to override then-President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.  The repeal led to decades of a patchwork of observances across the country.  It wasn’t until the enactment of the Uniform Time Act in 1966 that the...


Walden, Latta, and Harper on Anti-Doping Summit at White House


WASHINGTON, DC – Today Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) released the following statement at the conclusion of the Washington Anti-Doping Summit at the White House.

“For years we have heard from American and international athletes that sport must be clean and governance must be transparent.  These systems exist to protect our athletes, and it is critical that we ensure their effectiveness. We support the Washington Anti-Doping Summit...

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Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (115th Congress)


Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (115th Congress)