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, 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 Gabbard strongly supports net neutrality and has co-sponsored legislation like the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, 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.

“The Internet must continue to be open and equally accessible to all, not just for a privileged few.” -Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

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.  

 

More on Fostering Tech Growth & Innovation

July 11, 2018 Press Release

"Great to see Sanford Inouye of @olelocommunity and Jay April of @AkakuTV before votes! They amplify the diverse voices of our Aloha State by providing media training, production facilities, air time on cable and online outlets & more"-TG

May 16, 2018 Press Release

"An open, fair, and equal Internet is critical for things like tele-health services, employment opportunities, entrepreneurship, education, sharing creative content, and so much more. The people of Hawai‘i and our country have made it clear they support net neutrality, and we must do all that we can to empower their voices and protect their rights to fairness and equality.  It’s great the Senate passed legislation today - now the House must do the same to stop the @FCC’s corporate-backed repeal of net neutrality."-TG

May 2, 2018 Press Release

"Earlier this year, Maui High's Keith Imada received the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, recognizing his commitment to promoting STEM education and opportunities for the Maui community. As a science and robotics teacher and coach at Maui High School, Keith engages students with interactive lessons that challenge and inspire them to take on real-world challenges, think outside the box, and persevere.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

"The agreement not to move Hawaii's current Public, Education, and Government (PEG) programming channels is a positive decision for our entire community. PEG channels enrich our state by providing a platform not offered on any other non-commercial channels for local voices to be heard.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today voted to pass the FY 2018 omnibus spending package that funds critical investments and programs in Hawai‘i and across the country. The bipartisan legislation invests in key missile defense capabilities, opioid treatment and prevention measures, veterans’ healthcare, rural infrastructure, affordable housing programs, and more.  H.R.

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