March 01, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman reacting to President Biden’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Biden addressed a nation that is experiencing generational change. As the crisis in Europe continues, our industry stands in strong support of Ukraine and will continue to work with governments from across the globe to ensure we are a resource and partner in the coordinated, international response. We recognize the technology industry’s pivotal role in the U.S. and global economy as it faces these challenges. We welcome President Biden’s focus on essential policies that will enable the United States to compete and support the global economy with it.

We echo the president’s call on Congress to pass vital legislation that would advance domestic semiconductor research and manufacturing as well as research and development for emerging technologies. We welcome his efforts to ensure the successful implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and provide digital connectivity for all Americans, and urge him to do so in partnership with industry while considering the reality that modern technology supply chains are global. Further, our industry is a strong partner in supporting all Americans’ ability to participate in the increasingly digital economy, from equitable deployment of broadband funding to advancing policies to make STEM education and workforce training more accessible.”

In January, ITI released 14 actions that the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Congress can take in 2022 to further U.S. competitiveness globally. ITI’s Action Plan for 2022 includes recommendations on: reaching an agreement to continue EU-U.S. cross-border data flows; passing a federal privacy law; expanding digital trade agreements; strengthening domestic manufacturing; increasing U.S.-China relations; advancing U.S.-EU cooperation; ensuring tax certainty; harmonizing the approach to artificial intelligence; bolstering cybersecurity and supply chain security; supporting international standards; ensuring equitable broadband deployment; strengthening the workforce; and promoting sustainability.

Public Policy Tags: Broadband, Communications, & Spectrum, Cybersecurity, Federal Advocacy, Data & Privacy