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Clinton-Kaine Ticket Emerging as Strong Advocates for Tech Policy, Says CTA

Arlington, VA – July 23, 2016 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate:

“We congratulate Sen. Kaine on receiving the vice presidential nomination. Secretary Clinton was the first major 2016 presidential candidate to unveil a dedicated tech and innovation policy agenda – recognizing the value of the Internet of Things, the  importance of licensed and unlicensed spectrum and the removal of barriers that stifle new innovators – and we hope to see her and Sen. Kaine continue the discussion on these key issues throughout the campaign.

“Throughout his political career, Senator Kaine has been a supporter of free trade and other issues critical to the technology sector. As governor of Virginia, he supported the expansion of high-speed internet access.”

“The U.S. tech sector is driving our economy, creating good jobs and strengthening our nation’s global competitiveness. As the Clinton-Kaine campaign continues to discuss its forward-thinking policy plans for technology and innovation, we hope the Trump-Pence campaign will soon develop and share its own detailed tech policy agenda on these critical issues.”