Senate Passes Portman’s 21st Century IDEA Act, Now Headed for President’s Signature

December 12, 2018 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the Senate for passing legislation he authored – the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience (IDEA) Act – with a unanimous vote last night. It will now head to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation is designed to improve citizens’ interaction with the federal government online, while reducing the cost of assistance from federal agencies. 

“This bill will modernize the way the federal government delivers services online, increase efficiency, and reduce costs for taxpayers, and I’m pleased it passed the Senate unanimously,” said Senator Portman. 

NOTE: The House companion bill was introduced by Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Ro Khanna (D-CA).  It passed the House with an unanimous vote in November.