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Trump-Pence Ticket Should Announce its Tech Agenda, Says CTA

Arlington, VA – July 15, 2016 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence:

“We congratulate Gov. Pence on receiving the vice presidential nomination, and hope he will shape Donald Trump’s tech agenda and share his strong advocacy for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As a long-time supporter of free trade, Gov. Pence has a proven track record of supporting tax policies that spur job creation and draw new businesses to Indiana.

“Indiana has twice earned top-tier status as an Innovation Champion in both of CTA’s Innovation Scorecards, an annual innovation policy performance index. Gov. Pence legalized ridesharing statewide in 2015 and grew Indiana’s technology sector by providing local and state tax revenue reinvestment for taking part in the creation of two dozen tech hubs. Although Gov. Pence supported laws allowing businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community, he listened to the tech community’s concerns and amended the law.

“The tech industry hopes that in the coming days, the Trump-Pence campaign will provide clarity on where it stands on trade and when we can expect a detailed and substantive agenda that specifically outlines its positions on technology and innovation issues."