By Julian Hattem - 11/26/14 05:13 PM EST
President Obama on Wednesday signed the E-Label Act, the White House announced, which allows electronics manufacturers to label their products electronically instead of physically.
The change should give companies more flexibility under Federal Communications Commission rules, supporters argued, especially as consumer electronics get smaller and smaller.
Industry groups have also pushed for the bill.
Sen. Deb FischerDeb FischerSenate sends pipeline safety bill to Obama McConnell warns of Friday work over defense bill US commander in Afghanistan finishing troop plan this week MORE (R-Neb.), the bill’s author, has called it a “commonsense” bill that would bring the law into the 21st century.
The legislation floated through the House unanimously earlier this month, and sailed through the Senate in September.