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.
- 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
- house Committees
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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