April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed President Biden’s remarks to the U.S. Congress in a statement from its President and CEO, Jason Oxman:

“In his speech to the U.S. Congress tonight, President Biden crucially highlighted the importance of investments in digital infrastructure, R&D, and a skilled and diverse workforce for America’s continued leadership and innovation. This includes shared priorities like the expansion of broadband in all American communities and the support of critical research, development, and manufacturing for semiconductors, advanced batteries, biotechnologies, artificial intelligence, and other innovations to help advance U.S. technological leadership and address challenges like climate change.

“Moreover, the American Family Plan’s investments in expanding affordability, educational pathways, and programs at community colleges, HBCUs, and Minority Serving Institutions will be key to preparing a new generation of diverse, skilled tech workers for opportunities now and in the future. We also appreciate President Biden’s commitment to expanding education opportunities for DREAMers through Pell Grants. The tech industry remains committed to working with President Biden and the U.S. Congress to ensure that efforts to facilitate U.S. economic growth and competitiveness are advanced.”