Arlington, VA – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, congratulates U.S. Representative Martha Blackburn (R-TN) for her selection as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) for his selection as Chair of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
TIA Senior Vice President for Government Affairs James Reid commented: “Rep. Blackburn has tremendous experience with many of the most critical issues in telecommunications and technology. Importantly, she is keenly aware of the need for increased investment in our nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, and for policies that encourage private sector investment. With her understanding of the role technology can play in making a difference – both in the lives of consumers and in advancing employment and economic growth – we expect she will pursue a very positive, aggressive agenda.”
“As Chair of the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, Rep. Latta will play an important role in determining the future of the Internet of Things. We’ve worked closely with him over the years and have confidence he will seek policies that allow IoT to reach its full potential. The recent IoT report issued by the IoT Working Group he co-chaired is a positive sign that its members understand the enormous economic and societal benefits of connected technologies.”