Green Did you know a TV, running 5 hrs a day, only uses $21.09 of electricity a year? http://t.co/p7Lgvi24
Video Gary Shapiro discusses the impact of government policies on the economy. http://t.co/KSVebGLZ
CEA Get the big picture with CEA's digital imaging benchmark http://sbne.ws/r/ahyp
CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders Heads to Capitol Hill
Arlington, VA – 04/24/2012 – As part of a series of industry events focused on Capitol Hill, members of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)® Board of Industry Leaders and the Innovation Movement will meet tomorrow with members of the House of Representatives and congressional staff to advocate for action on key issues of importance to consumers, the consumer electronics (CE) industry and the health of the U.S. economy.
 
CEA members will participate in dozens of meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff to bring attention to CEA’s policy agenda, most notably strategic immigration reform but also marketplace fairness; free trade; electronics recycling and Energy Star reform; privacy and electronics data collection; and sensible and balanced intellectual property (IP) policy. At each meeting, CEA members will deliver educational information on each of these issues. The visits will be bolstered by an ad in support of strategic immigration reform that will run tomorrow in Politico, followed by CEA’s Digital Patriots Dinner, which honors Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein for their support of technology innovation.
“The industry professionals in town from CEA’s member companies speak directly to the issues that impact their businesses as manufacturers and retailers, as well as to the broader consumer electronics industry and the U.S. economy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “By showing unified commitment on policy issues that hit close to home, we hope that members of Congress will understand the effect these policies have on American businesses.”
 
As CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders make in-person visits, CEA’s Innovation Movement will hold a Virtual Lobby Day. The 200,000-plus Innovation Movement members can contact their members of Congress through email and social media in support of passage of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (D-CA) Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act (H.R.2161) as well as H.R. 43, introduced by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA). Rep. Issa’s bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program and to re-allocate those visas to certain employment-based immigrants who obtain an advanced degree in the United States.
 
“Every year we train tens of thousands of foreign-born students at top universities only to send them home after they complete their education,” said Shapiro. “We need to keep these talented individuals here in the United States to innovate and create American jobs. The Lofgren and Issa bills show that this is a bipartisan issue. It’s time for Congress to come together and change policies so we can keep our doors open for the innovators of tomorrow.”
About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: .

Press Contacts:

Grace Ellis
gellis@ce.org


lhubbard-ce.org

Categories:  Press Release, Public Policy & Government Affairs  — Tags:  Board, Industry, Leaders, Lobby, of




Events and Webinars
See More

<August 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Journalist?

Receive customized RSS feeds delivered straight to your inbox. Select the beats that interest you!

Read More

Digital Answer Man Tour

CEA's Digital Answer Man Jim Barry visits media outlets annually, educating consumers on new products and trends. CEA members can add their products to the tour at no charge!

Learn More

Electronics Industry Business Directory