2010 Election Statement

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TechNet Welcomes New Elected Members of Congress

Washington, DC -TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today welcomed the newly elected members of the 112th Congress.

“Every two years, the American people exercise their right to set priorities for our elected officials. Tuesday’s landmark elections send a clear message that voters are looking for legislative leaders that empower entrepreneurs, work together and remove roadblocks for innovation,” said Rey Ramsey, chairman and CEO of TechNet. “We congratulate Representatives Boehner and Cantor and their new colleagues and look forward to working with them and President Obama to deliver an agenda that will create an atmosphere that unleashes the potential of the technology industry.”

“Technet is excited that several members of the new class and returning members — such as Senator Barbara Boxer in California, Rick Schneider as Governor-elect of Michigan, Representatives Michael McCaul of Texas and Richard Neal of Massachusetts and many others — that ran on platforms that emphasize the power of technology and innovation as an economic growth engine. We are also pleased that voters rejected state level ballot initiatives like Propositions 23 and 24 in California and Initiative 1098 in Washington state that would have impeded economic progress and job creation.”

About TechNet:

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, DC, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin, Texas. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.

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