About - Staff Member - Andy Halataei
Andy Halataei serves as ITI's senior vice president of government affairs. Andy came to ITI in February of 2011 as director of government relations and he is responsible for handling privacy issues, immigration and cybersecurity for the association. For the previous four years, Halataei was a government affairs consultant at the Stanton Park Group where he tracked and offered direction on legislative and regulatory developments in the areas of telecommunications, intellectual property, health care, immigration and energy.
Prior to joining the Stanton Park Group in November 2006, Andy Halataei spent nine years on Capitol Hill. He served for five years as Legislative Director to Congressman J. Randy Forbes of Virginia. As Legislative Director to Congressman Forbes, Andy oversaw the Congressman's legislative staff and agenda, focusing primarily on telecommunications, appropriations, budget, and tax issues. In addition, Andy managed Congressman Forbes activities on the House Judiciary Committee.
Before joining Forbes staff, Andy was Senior Legislative Assistant to Oklahoma Congressman Steve Largent where he also specialized in handling Largent’s work before the House Energy and Commerce Committee including health care, the environment, and financial services issues. During his time with Largent he helped to secure passage in the House of the Date Certain Tax Code Replacement Act, legislation that would sunset the internal revenue code. Prior to joining Congressman Largent’s office, Andy was a Legislative Assistant in the office of Representative Gil Gutknecht (R-MN).
Andy received a B.S. in Public Administration and a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University in 1997. He is a native of Arlington, Virginia and currently resides there as well.
Blog Posts by Andy Halataei
Tech’s Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress: A Blueprint for American Innovation
(January 11, 2017)
The start of the 115th Congress and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20th present Washington with the opportunity to address the economic concerns voiced by voters last ...
Tech Wins in the 114th Congress
(December 21, 2016)
The conventional wisdom in Washington always holds to not expect much from divided government, and those expectations only lower heading into a presidential election year because hyper-partisanship can ...
Tech’s 2016 Congressional Agenda: How to Promote Innovation & Economic Growth
(February 12, 2016)
Previously I wrote that 2015 was predicted to be a year of gridlock, and yet despite deep partisanship in the nation’s capital, the tech sector saw several of our priorities passed into law. If lawmakers ...
Tech’s Congressional Agenda: Successes in 2015
(February 05, 2016)
An unexpected break from the norm happened in Washington last year – despite all predictions to the contrary, Congress and the President actually got to work and produced several bipartisan wins for the ...