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

February 27, 2018 Press Release

"#NetNeutrality means consumers — not big corporations — choose what websites and applications we see online. These protections support innovators, small businesses, working families & all who use the Internet to level the playing field of opportunity. I am joining 149 of my colleagues to reverse the @FCC decision and #SaveTheInternet."-TG

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January 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a coalition of more than 80 Members of Congress will introduce legislation to block the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to unravel net neutrality. The legislation will be introduced under the Congressional Review Act and if signed into law, would overturn the FCC's decision and restore net neutrality protections. Under the Congressional Review Act, members of the House and Senate can offer a joint resolution of disapproval on any regulation recently issued by a federal agency.

January 8, 2018 Press Release

"The FCC’s corporate-backed repeal of net neutrality – despite the millions of Americans who voiced comments, made calls, protested, and fought hard to ensure the Internet remains open, fair, and equal for everyone – proves the pervasive and corruptive power of special interests in our government.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

"The FCC’s corporate-backed repeal of net neutrality last week flies in the face of the American people who voiced comments, made calls, protested, and fought hard to ensure the Internet remains open, fair, and equal for everyone.

In #Hawaii, these safeguards are critical for access to tele-health services, employment opportunities, entrepreneurship, education, sharing creative content, and so much more. By handing the reins of the Internet to huge corporations, we threaten innovation and creativity, stifle competition, and turn the Internet into a pay-to-play forum.

December 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations protecting open, fair, and equal Internet access:


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