May 3, 2018 | News, Statements

Statement Opposing Iowa HF 2489

Sacramento, CA — Internet Association Vice President of State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement in opposition to HF 2489, a bill in the Iowa State Legislature that would impose new taxes on digital marketplaces and online travel services:

“The internet industry calls on Iowa legislators to oppose HF 2489’s provisions that target the vibrant internet economy. More than 27,000 Iowans are employed by the internet sector, and this bill imposes onerous new taxes on internet marketplaces and negatively impacts online travel services. Online platforms play an important role in facilitating tourism to Iowa. This bill would place significant financial burdens on companies and could decrease affordable travel accommodations for travelers looking to visit Iowa.”

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Statement On Continued NAFTA Negotiations

IA Director of Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on news from USTR that negotiators are not close to a deal on NAFTA.

Statement On Net Neutrality Senate CRA Passage

Washington, DC — Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the passage of the CRA to restore net neutrality rules for consumers: “The internet industry commends the Senate for its work to reinstate net neutrality rules through the CRA and urges the House of Representatives to work to protect people’s Read more »

Statement On President Trump’s Executive Order To Enhance The Effectiveness Of Agency Chief Information Officers

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director of Cloud Policy Brian Larkin released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Enhance the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information Officers: “The internet industry applauds President Trump for issuing the Executive Order to Enhance the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information, which addresses challenges that have long stymied Read more »

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IA Director of Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on news from USTR that negotiators are not close to a deal on NAFTA.

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