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 Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

Statement On NTIA’s Privacy Principles Request For Comment

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on NTIA’s privacy principles request for comment: “The internet industry commends NTIA for leading an important national dialogue on the importance of modernizing America’s approach to data privacy. Americans deserve – and internet companies support – a modern approach to privacy Read more »

Statement On Senate Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA Director, Federal Government Affairs & Counsel Mike Lemon issued the following statement on the passage of the Music Modernization Act in the Senate.

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IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

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