European Parliament’s International Trade Committee adopts Report on responsible sourcing of minerals

On Tuesday 14 April the European Parliament’s International Trade (INTA) Committee adopted a report amending the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation setting up an EU system for responsible sourcing of minerals. The report was approved by a vote of 22-16, with 2 abstentions. Acknowledgement of existing supply chain due diligence industry schemes  Members of…

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Data Breach Bill Advances to House Floor

Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 by a vote of 29-20.  We continue to support an effort to pass a federal preemption of state data breach laws to ensure that companies are subject to one notification requirement instead of a patchwork of laws –…

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TechAmerica Supports TPA “Fast Track” Trade Legislation

TechAmerica supports bipartisan legislation introduced today in both the Senate and House by Senators Hatch and Wyden and Congressman Ryan. The “Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015” (TPA-2015) would renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which allows the administration to submit negotiated trade agreements to Congress for an up or down vote, which provides more…

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US-EU administrations reiterate cooperation during 13th Information Society Dialogue

On Tuesday, 13 April, the US and the EU came together to discuss ICT issues and the digital economy during the 13th US-EU Information Society Dialogue. For the first time the two delegations discussed the “data-driven economy.” Other topics that were discussed included the EU Digital Single Market, support for innovation, web-entrepreneurship and Digital Skills….

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From the Archives

  • Industry Execs Share Priorities with White House & Congressional Leaders

    On June 15, 2011, technology executives from across the country participated in the annual Technology Washington Forum — a day of advocacy to promote trade, tax, technology, and talent. Leaders from the association’s Board of Directors and other leading innovators met with the United States CIO & CTO and Congressional Leadership from the House and Senate.