date icon February 20, 2014 category icon Press Releases

Announcing Recipients of First Annual Congressional Internet Freedom Award

Chairman Ron Wyden and Chairman Darrell Issa Honored for Pro-Internet Advocacy and Leadership

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association today announced that Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) are the 2014 recipients of the Congressional Internet Freedom Award, the Internet Association’s highest recognition for excellence in public service.

“Senator Wyden and Representative Issa are champions of Internet freedom and the innovation economy. These awards are a well-deserved recognition of their unwavering leadership and longtime support of pro-Internet policies,” said Michael Beckerman, Internet Association President and CEO. “These two dedicated public servants understand the importance and vitality of a free and open Internet. We are grateful for their support of our industry, the fastest growing economic sector in the world.”

2014 marks the inaugural presentation of the Internet Association’s Congressional Internet Freedom Award, honoring a Senator and a Representative who have distinguished themselves as vanguards of the Internet economy. Awards will be presented at The Internet Association’s philanthropic “Girls Who Code” gala on April, 8, 2014.

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