April 27, 2016

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Statement of TechNet on House Republican “Innovation Initiative” Forum

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today issued the following statement by President and CEO Linda Moore on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) convening of the House Republican Innovation Initiative Forum. 

“The House Republican caucus, led by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, today convened a forum as part of its newly launched ‘Innovation Initiative’ that will bring focus to the issues that matter most to the technology industry.  TechNet believes that technology has the power to make our nation more globally competitive, as well as to drive growth and job creation here at home.  We welcome this initiative and others like it, and look forward to learning more specifics.  Great thanks go to Majority Leader McCarthy for focusing on the issues that innovators need addressed.”

“At the same time, more than two dozen TechNet executives will be meeting with technology champions in the House, Senate, and the White House to urge action on some of the most pressing issues facing our nation and the innovation industry.  This includes international tax reform, congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, STEM and computer science education, high-skilled immigration reform, and TechNet’s Startup Agenda.”

“For TechNet, these issues and others are absolutely critical pieces of an ‘innovation agenda,’ and we will continue to engage with congressional leaders to advance them.”

About TechNet
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than two million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston, and Austin.

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