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N E WS F RO M T H E H I L L

CTA Tech Week

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TA's Tech Week is the premier lobbying week for the
consumer technology industry that focuses on innovation.
It includes the Digital Patriots Dinner, Lobby Day and
CES on the Hill. Other #CTATechWeek events included meetings
of the association's Board of Industry Leaders, its Foundation
Board, Small Business Council and several committees.
The Digital Patriots Dinner

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2017 Digital Patriot Honorees (clockwise from top):
Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX), Eric Swalwell (D-CA),
SuzanDelBene (D-WA), with CTA's Gary Shapiro,
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

address some of today's most pressing
security issues - privacy and encryption.
Rep. Hurd has made great strides to
find ways forward related to technology
and cybersecurity. He chairs the IT
Subcommittee and is a sponsor of the
Modernizing Government Technology
Act, which aims to revamp an out-of-date
and inefficient federal IT infrastructure.
Sponsors for the evening included
Google, Samsung, Wilkinson Barker
Knauer, LG, Zenith, Government
Business Executive Forum, Hogan
Lovells and K&L Gates. Proceeds
from the Digital Patriot's Dinner were
donated to the CTA Foundation.
GO ONLINE: View the 2017 Digital Patriots
Dinner highlight reel at cta.tech/Events.
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instrumental in transforming GOP outreach by implementing the "New Media
This annual dinner honors industry and
Challenge" resulting in 100 percent of
policy leaders that support consumer
Republicans adopting a form of social
technology advances as well as the legal
media. She laid the foundation for
and regulatory framework that encourfuture improvements in health IT in
ages the industry to grow. CTA's 13th
Washington State and has been an
Digital Patriots Dinner, held on April 4,
advocate of STEM education and tech
was a celebration of innovation.
in the classroom.
Held at the National Portrait Gallery,
Rep. Suzan DelBene's experience
Smithsonian American Art Museum in
Washington, DC, the dinner honored Rep. as a successful technology entrepreneur
and business leader has made her the
Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA), Rep.
Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Rep. Eric Swalwell ultimate champion for patent reform,
skilled immigration, privacy rights and
(D-CA) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) as
much more. DelBene is the co-founder
Digital Patriot honorees for their instrumental roles in supporting and advancing and co-chair of the Congressional
Internet of Things Caucus
technology innovation.
co-chair of the Women's
Rep. Cathy McMorris
The Digital and
High Tech Coalition.
Rodgers is the House
Patriots
Rep. Eric Swalwell,
Republican Conference
Dinner was a CES 2017 attendee and
Chair and a forwardthinking leader commita celebration speaker, is one of the youngest
ted to helping companies
of innovation. and most tech-savvy representatives in Congress and sits
overcome regulatory
on the House Committee on
obstacles. She was
Science, Technology and
Space. As founder and cochair of the Sharing Economy
Caucus, Swalwell was one of
the lead supporters, along
with Rep. Hurd, that successfully passed the Government
Travel Modernization Act,
allowing federal employees
to use alternative transportation options such as Uber
and Lyft for official travel.
Rep. Will Hurd, also a CES
2017 attendee and speaker,
applies his experience as a former undercover CIA officer to


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