CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, September 12, 2016, the House will consider H.Res.847, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives about a national strategy for the Internet of Things to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment, under suspension of the rules. The resolution was introduced on September 7, 2016 by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
H.Res. 847 includes the following resolved clauses:
The Internet of Things is the proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. Currently, the Internet of Things connects tens of billions of devices worldwide and has the potential to generate trillions of dollars in economic opportunity. Increased connectivity can empower consumers in nearly every aspect of their daily lives, including in the fields of agriculture, education, energy, healthcare, public safety, security, and transportation, to name just a few.
The United States is the world leader in developing the Internet of Things technology, but the evolution of the Internet of Things is a nascent market. A national strategy could guide both public and private entities to produce breakthrough technologies and lead the world in innovation. Coordination between all stakeholders on relevant developments, impediments, and achievement is vital to the continued advancement of pioneering technology.
A Congressional Budget Office cost estimate is not available at this time
For questions about amendments or further information on the bill, contact Jake Vreeburg with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.