Peter Welch

FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Rep. Pete Welch, D-Vt. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Welch said in May 2016 that Congress did not appear likely to soon take action on sharp increases in drug prices, but was glad to see Vermont take the lead on the issue. A bill awaits Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's signature in May 2016 that would make it the first state requiring drug companies to explain their price increases. The legislation would have regulators develop an annual list of up to 15 drugs that have seen the biggest price increases. Manufacturers then would have to justify the increases to the attorney general's office. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Lawmakers trying to stay on top of IoT advances

Congress usually finds itself playing catch up with industry when new technology is introduced and becomes popular. Some members want to make sure they…

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