On July 20, an interagency workgroup of officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, State Department, Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and other federal agencies, released a strategy calling for agencies to require electronics purchased under information technology contracts to meet energy efficiency standards, to use certified recyclers, and include more manufacturer collection program agreements in contracts. President Obama established the workgroup in November 2010, and under the strategy, GSA will not list products that do not comply with Energy Star or Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards as being eligible for government-wide IT acquisition contract. The new strategy also calls on the government to track movement of used electronics both domestically and abroad and publish the information online. EPA also will encourage the use of certified recyclers by launching voluntary partnerships with the electronics industry. The government will invite electronic product designers, recyclers, and environmental organizations to discuss ways to promote development of green electronics design standards. A House bill introduced in June, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2011 (H.R. 2284), would ban the export of used electronics to developing countries, but there is no federal law governing management of used electronics. The bill was introduced by Reps. Gene Green (D-Texas) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), but stalled while Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a version of the bill to the Senate.