Jay McBain Heads to DC to Advocate for IT Sector
February 19, 2014
Jay McBain / Jay McBain
Patent Reform, Tax Reform, Immigration Reform among Top Priorities
Press Release – Feb. 17, 2014 – ALBANY, N.Y. — Last week, Jay McBain from ChannelEyes joined TechVoice to advocate for IT sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the organization’s annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. TechVoice, a partnership of CompTIA and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), works to provide a voice to tech companies on Capitol Hill.
As a TechVoice participant, McBain met with the staff of New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as House Members Steve Israel, Carolyn Maloney, Tim Bishop, Jerrold Nadler, Paul Tonko and Jose Serrano to focus their attention on policies that support patent reform, develop skills for the 21st century workforce, champion the SMB tech entrepreneur, lead in secure Internet-based platform technologies, and support new and emerging technology platforms.
“Tech sector innovation is a key force behind a strong 21st century economy and, Congress should prioritize issues that affect small and mid-size tech businesses like ChannelEyes,” said McBain. “These issues include patent reform to counter abusive patent litigation tactics by so-called “patent trolls”, ensuring tax reform is fair to tech SMBs; and immigration reform that includes making it easier to recruit and retain the ‘best and the brightest’ of high-tech workers in an effort to close the skills gap and remain globally competitive.”
This is the first year that McBain has participated in the TechVoice Fly-In.
“As the tech sector grapples with the implementation of 2014 Congressional priorities, TechVoice will continue to facilitate open discourse between legislators and small and mid-sized tech businesses,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. “Through a balanced, multi-policy approach that incorporates the needs of hiring businesses, Congress can boost economic growth nationwide.”
The Fly-In ran from February 11-12, 2014 in Washington, DC. For more information on TechVoice’s advocacy efforts, visit www.TechVoice.org.
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TechVoice is a partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and participating regional technology associations. Collectively, TechVoice represents thousands of technology companies across the country employing millions of workers. TechVoice is dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation. For more information, visit www.techvoice.org andhttp://twitter.com/tech_voice.