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Washington, D.C.– House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement after being named “2014 TechVoice Champion” by CompTIA and Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), through their TechVoice partnership. The TechVoice Champion Award, which will be handed out this evening at an awards dinner, recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership in the technology sector and have championed policies that advance the country’s information technology industry and understand that the health of small and medium-sized technology firms are the backbone of our nation’s economy.
Chairman Goodlatte: “I am honored to receive the 2014 TechVoice Champion Award. In order for America to remain globally competitive, our technology industries must not only succeed in the near-term, but continue to innovate for the long-term. Our nation’s small and medium-sized businesses are not only competing with their industry colleagues domestically, but also with businesses on the other side of the world. It continues to be an honor to partner with our nation’s tech industry to focus on issues that help to expand our technology footprint – through STEM education, Internet freedom, broadband deployment, modernized patent laws, and pro-growth tax and immigration policies. I look forward to continue working with the leaders of TechVoice to find solutions that will help our economy grow and keep our country globally competitive.”
Background: Chairman Goodlatte is co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and chairman of the Republican Technology Working Group, and is widely recognized among the Republican Conference as a leading architect of their technology agenda. As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he has been a leader on an array of important issues to the technology community, including high-skilled immigration, patent reform, data security, the Internet tax moratorium and access to broadband. More information on CompTIA and TECNA can be found here and here.