TechNet Comments on 2018 Midterm Election Results
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today commented on the 2018 midterm election results. The following statement can be attributed to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:
“Congratulations to this election’s winners and all who participated in this campaign, from the candidates and their families to the campaign staffs and volunteers. In Congress and in state capitals across the country, we look forward to working with returning incumbents and newcomers alike to ensure that the tech industry remains a robust engine of job creation and innovation that improves people’s lives.
“The next two years in Washington will be an era of divided government, but that should not serve as an excuse to retreat to a politics of gridlock and inaction. We encourage both parties to work together in the next Congress to find common ground, solve problems, and advance pro-innovation policies. We are excited about the work that lies ahead in 2019 — at the federal, state, and local levels — to keep the innovation economy growing, help launch many more startups, expand trade opportunities, build the STEM talent pipeline of the future, and retrain American workers to seize the opportunities of today, among many other priorities.
“The tech industry has long worked with policymakers on a bipartisan basis. It is because of this commitment to working across party lines that, regardless of who has been in charge of what in Washington, D.C. or in state capitals, we have been able to advance shared goals that have moved the U.S. economy forward. This has been the case during times of unified government by either party as well as periods of divided control of government, and it will continue over the next two years. We stand ready to engage with the Trump Administration, members of the 116th Congress, governors, and state and local officials to do just that.”
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 American businesses ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Olympia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.