The Technology CEO Council (TCC) today applauded President Obama's call for action on international trade in his State of the Union Address, in which he urged lawmakers to approve a bipartisan trade promotion authority (TPA) bill. President Obama also signaled plans to continue his push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), deals he said will protect American workers by creating jobs and increasing wages here in the U.S.
The Technology CEO Council (TCC) applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement today that the United States and the People’s Republic of China have reached an understanding on an agreement expanding the scope of goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).
Washington, DC, June 17, 2014 -- The Technology CEO Council today announced that it has named longtime Democratic strategist CR Wooters as its Deputy Executive Director. Wooters is currently and will remain a principal with bipartisan government relations firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. In his new role, Wooters will work with Tech CEO Council members including the CEOs of Xerox, IBM, Dell, Intel and others to advance policies that promote U.S. competitiveness, including tax, trade and immigration.
(Washington, DC) May 6, 2014 — Technology CEO Council Executive Director Bruce Mehlman issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to authorize employment for spouses of workers on H-1B visas pending green card application and to ease EB-1 visa petition criterion:
WASHINGTON, DC - Leading DC-area tech associations are continuing to push for immigration reform today, as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting applications for scarce H-1B visas for FY15. As a part of this outreach, the Technology CEO Council and seven tech trade associations today released an educational video explaining the negative impact of dysfunctional immigration laws on American jobs and the overall U.S. economy. The video, entitled “Brain Drain” is available at: http://youtu.be/NS4U_lFhBNA