TechNet Welcomes House Passage of Dream and Promise Act, Urges Senate to Act
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives, today welcomed the passage of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives. Sponsored by Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), H.R. 6 provides a permanent legislative solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, or “Dreamers.” The following statement can be attributed to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:
“The House has taken an important and long overdue step to end the uncertainty Dreamers face. These young people were brought here through no fault of their own and many know only this country as their home. They are valued employees, college students, and members of our military who make enormous contributions to the United States every day. We thank Representative Roybal-Allard for leading the charge on legislation that recognizes how Dreamers make this country stronger.
“There is broad, bipartisan consensus across the country that Congress should pass a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. We urge senators from both parties to work together to finally provide Dreamers with the certainty they deserve.”
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.