TIA applauds Republicans for moving forward with high-tech innovation legislation

March 1, 2006 - President says the legislation will keep the high-tech community strong in a competitive global market.

The Telecommunications Industry Association today applauded the Republican Leadership of the House of Representatives for its commitment to move forward with legislation designed to foster innovation in the U.S.

The TIA says the legislation will keep the U.S. high-tech community strong in an intensely competitive global market.

TIA President Matthew Flanigan made the statements after announcements were made by Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and the Republican House Leadership.

"TIA supports the agenda put forth in this legislation, particularly endorsing the R&D tax credit, focusing on math and science education, and facilitating innovation in the United States," said Flanigan. "We hope that the Republican leadership will enact key elements of the innovation package in legislation this year, complementing the proposals in President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative."

Flanigan said the TIA appreciates the attention that the Bush Administration and Congress are paying to the issues that affect America's ability to innovate for the future, and it looks forward to working with both branches of government to ensure America's leadership in this area.

The TIA is based in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.tiaonline.org.

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