Fostering Tech Growth & Innovation
Our nation has been responsible for some of the most important technology innovations in the last century. We must continue to encourage and support the innovation that is at the core of this part of our economy. By supporting policies and initiatives that create an environment friendly to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the private sector, we will remain the world’s leading innovator.
Fighting for Net Neutrality
In today’s digital age, free, open, and equal access to the internet is not only essential to upholding our democratic principles, it is critical to healthcare, education, employment, and so much more. Tulsi strongly supports net neutrality and has co-sponsored legislation like H.R. 196, the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2015, which would prohibit multi-tiered pricing agreements between ISPs and content providers. The Internet must continue to be free, open, and equally accessible to all, not just for a privileged few.
Protecting Privacy in the Age of Technology
Over the past three decades, technology and innovation have dramatically redefined the way we live. Yet our laws governing online privacy have stayed stagnant. As a founding member of the recently launched Fourth Amendment Caucus, Tulsi is working to ensure that the Fourth Amendment rights granted to each and every American under our Constitution keep up with the rapid expansion of technology in today’s digital age. She has strongly supported legislation like the Email Privacy Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act to make much needed and long overdue updates to our online privacy laws.
Promoting STEAM Opportunities
Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEM) knowledge and skills are critical to today's competitive, globalized economy. To maximize growth in our economy, we need to strengthen STEAM education programs in our schools, attract the best and brightest to the United States, improve entrepreneurs’ and small business access to capital, and pass smart reforms to our unnecessarily complicated tax system and patent process. As co-chair of the bipartisan Diversifying Tech Caucus, Tulsi is working to ensure those who are underrepresented in the technology sector, like women, minorities and veterans—have the opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills and meet the demands of the 21st century economy.
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Washington, DC--Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today spoke at the Hawai‘i on the Hill Policy Summit, where she thanked Hawai‘i business leaders and stakeholders for coming to Washington, D.C. and engaging with leaders to increase economic opportunity for Hawaii. Rep.
Washington, DC—Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Scott Perry (R-PA), both founding members of the Fourth Amendment Caucus, introduced legislation today to permanently codify protections on Americans’ privacy. Last month, the NSA announced it is ending its collection of Americans’ Internet communications that merely mention identifying terms for foreign targets, but are not to or from those targets, also known as "about" surveillance.
Washington, DC—In a speech on the House floor today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke out strongly against the FCC’s recent announcement of plans to unravel net neutrality:
Honolulu, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers delivered a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper requesting answers on reports that Yahoo searched users’ private emails at the request of the federal government. The full letter is available here.