February 5, 2019

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TechNet Statement on the State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today issued a statement ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address.  The following statement can be attributed to Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet:

“We must remain hopeful that this new era of divided government still allows us to get things done.  We urge Congress and the President to work in a bipartisan manner to pass a modernized trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, pressure China to change its trade practices without hurting American workers, better prepare today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow while helping adults update their skill sets so they can seize opportunities in a changing economy.

“Congress and the President must find a way to break the stalemate over immigration in a way that enhances our security, protects American workers, and remains true to our heritage as a nation of immigrants.  This way, the U.S. can continue benefitting from welcoming the world’s best and brightest minds here legally to innovate alongside Americans to create more opportunities for everyone.”

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 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.

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