May 02, 2017

WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei commending the release of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Innovation and Competitiveness Policy Agenda. Halataei and ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield joined Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who has been recognized by the group as a tech champion with its ITI Legislator of the Year award, as he unveiled the committee’s tech agenda for the 115th Congress:

“The House Judiciary Committee is a place where some of the most important policy issues for technology companies and U.S. innovation are crafted and debated,” Halataei said. “We thank Chairman Goodlatte for laying out an innovation and competitiveness agenda early in this new Congress. Tech’s agenda is really America’s agenda for success, and we urge the House Judiciary Committee to forge forward on issues like cybersecurity, government access to data, high skilled immigration, and intellectual property in a bipartisan fashion so our companies can continue to innovate, compete, and grow the U.S. economy.”

ITI noted that the committee was instrumental in passing many of the tech industry’s legislative priorities in the 114th Congress, including the USA FREEDOM Act, the Judicial Redress Act, and the Defending Trade Secrets Act.

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