TechNet Statement on Climate Action Now Act Passing the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore issued the following statement today regarding the passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act:
“We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for prioritizing efforts to combat climate change and meet the standards established by the Paris Agreement. The decision to abandon the Agreement in 2017 was a step backwards for our environment, economy, and national security. Evidence of climate change’s threat only continues to increase, and the U.S. should be a global leader in advancing innovative solutions to this crisis.
“TechNet and its members continue to advocate for ways to protect our environment, including by championing policies at the federal and state levels that help combat climate change, and by investing in innovations and initiatives that lower the carbon footprint of individuals and of companies across all sectors.”
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.