May 11, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement On The Confirmation Of Robert Lighthizer As United States Trade Representative

Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative:

“The internet industry welcomes the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative. Ambassador Lighthizer’s years of experience in trade policy will serve him well in crafting U.S. trade policies that enable the United States to maintain its leadership on digital trade. The internet is responsible for 6 percent of U.S. GDP, 3 million American jobs, and is responsible for a massive $159 billion digital trade surplus. We look forward to working with Ambassador Lighthizer to create sound digital trade policies that allow internet-enabled businesses of all sizes to grow and thrive.”

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Statement On The Passage Of House Energy And Commerce Committee Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

IA President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the passage of House Energy And Commerce Committee autonomous vehicle legislation.

Internet Association Hires New Head Of Global Government Affairs

Today, Internet Association announced Mèlika D. Carroll will join the organization as Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs. Carroll was most recently Policy Advisor to Senator Brian Schatz and previously led global public policy strategy and government affairs for Salesforce

Announcing Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Summit 2017

Top Internet Business Leaders Confirmed To Speak At Internet Association’s Third Annual Virtuous Circle Summit BECKERMAN: “The value of the Virtuous Circle Summit is the conversations that take place when you bring together the leading voices in the internet innovation and policy space.” Washington, DC — Today, Internet Association announced its initial list of confirmed speakers Read more »

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IA President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the passage of House Energy And Commerce Committee autonomous vehicle legislation.

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