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H.R. 1668: IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020

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To establish minimum security standards for Internet of Things devices owned or controlled by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robin Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Length: 18 pages
Mar 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 14, 2020

This bill passed in the House on September 14, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

House Passes Kelly Legislation Support Energy Efficient Government Buildings
    — Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] (Sponsor) on Sep 25, 2020

Hurd Bill Seeks to Strengthen Security of Federal Governments IoT Devices
    — Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 27, 2019

My Votes – Week of September 14th
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Sep 18, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1668 will add $35 million in new spending through 2024.


Mar 11, 2019

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Jun 12, 2019
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Sep 14, 2020
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Sep 14, 2020
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