Obama signs E-Label Act

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 FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel Fischer
College professor accused of vandalizing Nebraska GOP lawmaker's campaign signs Why Democrats are pushing for a new nuclear policy Trade official warns senators of obstacles to quick China deal 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.