TechNet Statement on Today’s House Immigration Vote
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, commented after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to advance any immigration legislation today. The following statement is attributable to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:
“The tech industry has been united in pushing Congress to provide a permanent immigration solution for the Dreamers. Despite the best efforts of many pro-immigration champions in Congress, the House came up empty-handed on immigration just as the Senate did in February. It is very disappointing.
“Continued congressional inaction is compounding the uncertainty that Dreamers face in their lives as well as the workforces they are contributing to, jeopardizing their future and our economy. Instead of repeating the same pattern of devoting excessive time and energy on playing the blame game that we see all the time in Washington, we hope lawmakers in both parties will consider the consequences of the status quo, regroup, and come together to achieve bipartisan consensus that can break this gridlock this year.”
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 companies 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.