TechNet: Congress Cannot Accept Failure On Immigration
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today commented after the U.S. Senate failed to approve any immigration legislation during this week’s floor debate.
The following statement can be attributed to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:
“Since last September, we have been pushing Congress to act urgently to provide permanent immigration relief for the Dreamers. Despite the efforts of many senators who have worked in good faith to achieve a bipartisan consensus, the Senate came up completely empty-handed on immigration this week. It is very disappointing.
“Continued congressional inaction would needlessly disrupt the workforces that Dreamers are contributing to, effectively punish them for their parents’ decisions, and jeopardize their future and our economy. Congress cannot accept failure on immigration and should keep working to break this gridlock and pass a bill into law.”
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 and the most iconic companies on the planet and represents 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 Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.