WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the ITI Congressional Tech Voting Guide for the votes cast by the House and Senate in the 114th Congress (2015-2016), which serves as both a report card for members of Congress and highlights the tech industry’s legislative priorities. As the only technology advocacy group to release an in-depth analysis of the votes taken by each Congress since 2011, we found that despite a divided government and a polarized presidential campaign key tech industry issues received broad bipartisan support. Successes include passage of permanent tax extenders, the USA Freedom Act, cyber information sharing legislation, and the Judicial Redress Act.
“The conventional wisdom in Washington is to not expect too much to get accomplished from a divided government,” ITI Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Andy Halataei said. “However, even with intense headwinds our voting guide shows that the tech industry was able to find success in key policy areas that will benefit innovation and job creation for Americans across our country.”
In December, Halataei assessed the 114th Congress as it came to a close, highlighting the legislative successes the industry achieved. In addition, as lawmakers return from recess, ITI urges them to remember the tech industry’s policy priorities for the 115th Congress, which is a blueprint for creating jobs and unleashing innovation.
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