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Why We Honored Marco Rubio, Cory Booker and Blake Farenthold


CTA Staff
Members of Congress from both parties have championed pro-innovation legislation to help maintain the U.S. as the world’s technology leader.

Members of Congress from both parties have championed pro-innovation legislation to help maintain the U.S. as the world’s technology leader. We honored several of those policy makers at last night’s Digital Patriots Dinner in Washington, DC – Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX). Here’s a quick look at our all-star lineup.
 

Innovation Policy Ninja Award – Sen. Marco Rubio
• Supports sharing economy – an industry that boasts companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Yelp. 
• Pushed to make crowdfunding accessible to startup companies.
• Advocates freeing up spectrum to power the innovations of tomorrow. 

   

Digital Patriots Honoree – Sen. Cory Booker 
• Aims to ensure that the Internet of Things industry has the spectrum it requires.
• Supports policies to lay the foundation for the future of driverless cars.
• Introduced legislation to govern commercial drones until the FAA issues rules.

   

Digital Patriots Honoree – Rep. Blake Farenthold
• Supports the Innovation Act and ending patent abuse. 
• Committed to protecting the rights of consumers to post online reviews. 

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