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Oct 08, 2015
CEA Commends House Committee for Investigating DOL Overtime Rules

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today's House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulation hearing on "The Consequences of DOL's One-Size-Fits-All Overtime Rule for Small Business and their Employees:" "We praise the Committee for holding a hearing on the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposal to impair the current exemption for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees from the overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act." Full Release


Oct 08, 2015
CEA: More Americans Plan to Purchase Tech Amid Record-Setting Holiday Season

New research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows that 65 percent of all Americans, roughly 160 million people, are planning to buy tech gifts this holiday season, a steady increase over last year. According to the 22nd Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study, emerging technologies continue to drive growth in the tech industry, with one in three holiday shoppers (33 percent) looking to purchase an emerging tech product- such as smart home devices, wearable activity trackers and drones- during the 2015 holiday season.  Full Release


Oct 07, 2015
CEA Commends House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Drones Hearing

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today's House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation's hearing entitled, "Ensuring Aviation Safety in the Era of Unmanned Aircraft Systems:"   Full Release


Oct 07, 2015
CEA Urges Senate To Pass TSCA Reform

The following statement is attributed to Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the pending vote on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation in the U.S. Senate: “Our nation’s chemical safety laws are outdated. Without reform, we’ll likely see a continued proliferation of costly and ineffective state-based chemical regulatory programs that confuse consumers and manufacturers alike. Congress must restore the public’s confidence in EPA’s chemical control laws, and one way of doing so is by passing S. 697." Full Release


Oct 06, 2015
Reallocation of Federal Spectrum Is a Must

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications' hearing on The Federal Spectrum Incentive Act (H.R. 1641): "Consumers need more spectrum for mobile broadband as they want and expect their tablets and smartphones will get video." Full Release


Oct 06, 2015
Sleep Technology Owners Report Improved Sleep, Better Overall Health According to New Research from National Sleep Foundation and CEA

Sixty percent of sleep technology owners say they’re more aware of their sleep patterns, according to the results of a new consumer research study released today at the inaugural Sleep Technology Summit & Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Conducted jointly by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, Consumer Awareness and Perceptions of Sleep Technology explored consumer satisfaction and interest related to the growing sleep technology segment. Full Release


Oct 05, 2015
CEA Applauds U.S., 11 Other Nations for Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): “With continued expansion of the digital economy and global supply chain, international trade is a driving force of revenue for U.S. businesses large and small."
 
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Oct 01, 2015
CEA: Airbnb Deserves a Home in D.C.

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the D.C. City Council’s proposals to heavily regulate Airbnb: “Airbnb helps D.C. visitors find affordable accommodations, while allowing D.C. citizens to earn supplemental income while sharing their love of this city. These ill-considered proposals will stifle innovation and prevent necessary competition in the hospitality industry."
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Oct 01, 2015
Technology Industry Veteran, Rookie Honored for Contributions

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® tonight announced that James Williamson, electronics engineer, acclaimed musician, and former vice president of technical standards at Sony Electronics, received the prestigious Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award during the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, D.C. Also honored this evening was CEA intern Michelle Tham, who received second place honors in this year’s World Standards Day Paper Competition. Full Release


Sep 29, 2015
CEA Commends House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee for Addressing the Power and Potential of the Sharing Economy

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today's House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing entitled, "The Disrupter Series: How the Sharing Economy Creates Jobs, Benefits Consumers, and Raises Policy Questions:" "As Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) said, 'The sharing economy is an example of American innovation at its finest,' and we couldn't agree more. Full Release

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