Tech sector innovation is a key force behind a strong 21st century economy and Congress should prioritize issues that affect small and mid-size tech businesses
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
John Mehrmann, CEO of Brainhunter, is joining TechVoice to advocate for IT sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the organization’s annual fly-in to Washington, D.C.
TechVoice, a partnership of CompTIA and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), works to provide a voice to tech companies on Capitol Hill. As a TechVoice participant, John Mehrmann is meeting with Congressional representatives to focus their attention on policies that support patent reform, develop skills for the 21st century workforce, champion the SMB tech entrepreneur, lead in secure Internet-based platform technologies, and support new and emerging technology platforms.
“Tech sector innovation is a key force behind a strong 21st century economy and Congress should prioritize issues that affect small and mid-size tech businesses,” said John Mehrmann, CEO of Brainhunter. “These issues include patent reform to counter abusive patent litigation tactics by so-called “patent trolls”, ensuring tax reform is fair to tech SMBs; and employment reform that includes making it easier to recruit and retain the ‘best and the brightest’ of high-tech workers in an effort to close the skills gap and remain globally competitive.”
“As the tech sector grapples with the implementation of 2014 Congressional priorities, TechVoice will continue to facilitate open discourse between legislators and small and mid-sized tech businesses,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. “Through a balanced, multi-policy approach that incorporates the needs of hiring businesses, Congress can boost economic growth nationwide.”
In addition, John Mehrmann is concerned about the issues impacting employers and employees as a result of dramatic changes in healthcare reform, W2 / 1099 interpretation and Tax reform. “Changes in legislation necessitate dramatic adjustments by employers that affect employees, contracted labor and consultants. The IT sector plays a significant role by providing structure, security, and a strong forecast for new jobs. These jobs contribute to our economic recovery and an attainable future career path for our veterans, new graduates, and the chronically unemployed. It is our shared responsibility to make informed decisions that will protect and enhance the foundation of IT and jobs in our community. These issues are core to our business at Brainhunter.”
Speakers and Participants include:
- Vishal Amin, Majority Senior Counsel, House Judiciary Committee
- Graham Dufault, Counsel, Office of Congressman Lee Terry
- Eric Haren, Counsel, Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Congressman Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
- Rick Morgan, Policy Advisor, Office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)
- Albert Palacios, Office of Vocational & Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Senator Mark Pryor (AR)
- Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission
- Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- JJ Singh, Economic Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Chris Coons (DE)
- Congressman Lee Terry (NE-2)
For more information on TechVoice’s advocacy efforts, visit http://www.TechVoice.org.
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TechVoice is a partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and participating regional technology associations. Collectively, TechVoice represents thousands of technology companies across the country employing millions of workers. TechVoice is dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation. For more information, visit http://www.techvoice.org and http://twitter.com/tech_voice.
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