December 12, 2017 | News, Statements

IA Statement Commending Passage of The MGT Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act of 2017:

“The internet industry applauds today’s final passage of the MGT Act. This commonsense, bipartisan measure promises to facilitate a more secure and modern IT infrastructure for federal agencies, including through wider adoption of commercial cloud services. Roughly three-quarters of the federal government’s $80 billion-plus IT budget is spent to maintain often outdated, legacy systems, undermining cybersecurity, citizen services, and taxpayer value. The MGT Act addresses this through new working capital accounts and a $500 million fund to accelerate long-overdue modernization.

“IA thanks Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), as well as Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Udall (D-NM), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) for their longstanding support for IT modernization. IA also thanks President Trump and the White House’s Office of American Innovation for the important role they have played on this issue.”

Statement Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Online Election Advertising Proposal

Albany, NY — John Olsen, Internet Association Executive Director for the State of New York, issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s online election advertising proposal: “Internet Association commends Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for starting a discussion about how to ensure greater transparency in online election advertising. IA is working with Federal policymakers on Read more »

Statement On Rep. Nadler’s Appointment As Ranking Member Of The House Judiciary Committee

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the election of Rep. Jerry Nadler as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry congratulates Rep. Nadler on his election as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has a long track record of leadership on internet issues and Read more »

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Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

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