Gardner Joins Bipartisan Internet of Things Working Group

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he has joined the bipartisan Internet of Things Working Group within the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) remain members of the working group, which focuses on federal policy that keeps pace with Internet of Things innovations.

“I’m excited to join the Internet of Things Working Group and I look forward to working closely with Senators Booker, Fischer, and Schatz to ensure that policy keeps pace with innovation,” said Gardner. “In order for America to compete globally, it’s essential that the federal government recognizes how important connected technologies are to the modern economy and the challenges that come with them. The issues the working group focuses on touch all of our daily lives, and I’m proud to have the opportunity to work with my colleagues to explore how to best foster the Internet of Things and boost economic growth.”

“Last Congress, our bipartisan Internet of Things Working Group had many successes and I’m optimistic that we can build on that progress. I thank Senator Gardner for his willingness to join our efforts on this important issue. I look forward to working with him as we plan for the growth of this interconnected network that will help our communities and businesses flourish,” said Sen. Fischer.

Sen. Booker said, "I look forward to Sen. Gardner joining our bipartisan efforts to explore the Internet of Things. Emerging technologies can bring major social and economic benefits to the American people and our bipartisan approach aims to underscore this potential."

“I’m happy to have Senator Gardner onboard, and I look forward to working with him,” said Sen. Schatz. “The Internet of Things has enormous potential, and we need to continue to work on a bipartisan basis to create meaningful policies that will empower consumers and promote the use of IoT.”