This bill would require federal agencies that create or update a website intended for use by the public to ensure that the website is mobile friendly. “Mobile friendly” would mean that the website is configured in such a way that it can be easily navigated and viewed when on a smartphone, tablet computer, or similar mobile device. In effect, this would implement an Office of Management and Budget memorandum of understanding for agencies from November 2016.
What is House Bill H.R. 2331?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 2331
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) introduced this bill to require all future and re-designed government websites to be mobile friendly:
“In 2017, it’s unreasonable that one in ten Americans cannot connect with their government because they only use mobile devices. This bill is a common sense fix that brings government websites into the 21st century. No business or organization would build a website without mobile optimization, why should the government?”
- Sponsoring Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) Press Release
- CBO Cost Estimate
- Broadcasting & Cable
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Connected Government Act
To require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes.
- EnactedJanuary 10th, 2018The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed December 21st, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
- The house Passed November 15th, 2017Roll Call Vote 422 Yea / 0 Nay
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedMay 3rd, 2017
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