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

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Honolulu, HI – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawai‘i middle and high school students for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide app competition.

 

April 10, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted to pass H.R.1644, the Save the Internet Act. She is an original cosponsor of the bill. The Act would undo the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, and includes enhanced transparency protections, restoring specific rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.
January 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) was recognized today as a champion for protecting a free and open internet and civil liberties, earning an A+ rating from Restore The Fourth and Fight for the Future.

October 4, 2018 Press Release

Honolulu, HI—Following the test of the federal Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) yesterday in Hawai‘i and across the country, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) called on Congress to immediately pass legislation she introduced on July 18 to improve delivery of emergency alerts to the American people.

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

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