Sending Office: Honorable Darrell E. Issa
Sent By:
Jacob.Morabito@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsors (8): Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY-9), Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20), Rep. Dina Titus (NV-1), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13), Rep. Tony Cárdenas
(CA-29)

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join us by cosponsoring
H. Res. 1110, Expressing support for the recognition of October 1, 2018 through October 7, 2018 as “Smart Cities Week” and supporting the further research, development, and adoption of technology
designed to improve efficiency, connectivity, sustainability, and mobility in transportation, infrastructure, and workforce opportunity in American cities and communities
.

As the U.S. continues the race to lead the world in 5G, developers of smart, interconnected, data-driven technologies are pioneering how to utilize the never-before-seen
bandwidth and data speeds of 5G to revolutionize how our cities function, deliver services, and think about transportation and infrastructure.

In March 2018, we launched a new bipartisan Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to provide Members of Congress a forum to learn more about smart cities and the underlying
technology behind them, as well as discuss any legislative or regulatory concerns with stakeholders in state and local governments, industry leaders, and other interested parties.

H. Res. 1110 expresses the commitment of the full House of Representatives to support the continued research and development of smart city initiatives to improve efficiency,
connectivity, sustainability, mobility, and workforce opportunity in American cities, building on the positive results of the 2015 Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge. This resolution also highlights the important role of public-private partnerships
in executing the smart city vision as a means of driving innovation and leveraging the expertise of stakeholders.

To cosponsor this resolution, or if you have any questions, please contact Jacob Morabito in Rep. Issa’s office at
Jacob.Morabito@mail.house.gov or Charlyn Stanberry in Rep. Clarke’s office at
Charlyn.Stanberry@mail.house.gov. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Darrell Issa

Member of Congress

 

Yvette D. Clarke

Member of Congress

 

 

Text of H. Res. 1110 

Expressing support for the recognition of October 1, 2018, through October 7, 2018, as ‘‘Smart Cities Week’’ and supporting the further research, development, and adoption
of technology designed to improve efficiency, connectivity, sustainability, and mobility in transportation, infrastructure, and workforce opportunity in American cities and communities.

Whereas the term ‘‘smart technology’’ refers to a range of technologies and devices, including automation, artificial intelligence, wireless and wired communications, sensors,
actuators, smart meters, ‘‘Internet of Things’’ devices, data sharing, and data analytics, used in various applications to make cities and communities more efficient, resilient, and competitive;

Whereas the integration of smart technology has the potential to revolutionize connectivity, mobility, sustainability, and 21st century workforce opportunities in our Nation’s
cities, regions, and communities;

Whereas, in 2015, the Department of Transportation released a report on the findings from the ‘‘Smart City Challenge’’, in which 78 cities submitted innovative solutions
to integrate technology to improve their city’s transportation infrastructure;

Whereas the findings of the ‘‘Smart City Challenge’’ signaled positive steps toward improving how people and goods are transported while expanding accessibility and opportunity;

Whereas the report also cited the integration of data platforms, combining public and private sector sources that allow policymakers to make more informed decisions on
policy and budget issues; and

Whereas American investment in infrastructure could promote employment opportunities while spurring the next generation of telecommunications technology, including 5G and
dedicated short range communications (DSRC) technology: Now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1)    recognizes “Smart Cities Week”; and

(2)    supports efforts—

(A)    to further research and develop and adopt technology in American cities designed to improve efficiency, connectivity, sustainability,
and mobility in transportation and infrastructure, including the implementation of 5G telecommunications and dedicated short range communications (DSRC) technology;

(B)    to increase awareness of new workforce opportunities and expanded accessibility made available through “Smart City” initiatives and emerging
industries in the 21st century economy; and

(C)    to encourage the formation of public-private partnerships (or P3s) among the Federal Government, the States, localities, communities, the private sector, and key
stakeholders to foster innovation when designing and implementing smart technology solutions.

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Economy, Science, Transportation

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.Res.
Bill Type: 1110
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