Washington, DC –(ENEWSPF)—January 11, 2018
By: Mary Paleologos
Yesterday, Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s Connected Government Act (H.R. 2331) was signed into law. Introduced by Kelly, the bipartisan bill requires all new and updated federal websites to be mobile friendly, ensuring that Americans can access their government even without home internet.
“This law will ensure that our government remains accessible to all Americans, regardless of whether they have desktop computers or home internet,” said Congresswoman Kelly, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee’s Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee.
“It is 2018. More Americans are using smartphones to access the internet than ever before. It’s well past time for all government websites to be mobile-friendly. A recent Pew Report found that if you live in urban or rural America, are lower-income, young, or a minority, you are more likely to solely rely on smartphones to access the internet. These Americans deserve a government that is accessible and meets them on the technology platform that they are using.”
“I thank the co-lead of this bill, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), House co-sponsor Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Senate leads, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) for their leadership in passing this bill into law.”