For Immediate Release
Senators Leahy & Thune and Congressman Goodlatte Announce Leadership Succession for the Congressional Internet Caucus
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Representative of Silicon Valley, Assumes Prominent Leadership Post
Washington, DC, Jan. 11, 2011 -- The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus have announced Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) as the newest Co-Chair of the prominent, bipartisan and bicameral Member organization, focused on educating Congress about the promise and potential of the Internet. Representative Eshoo will discuss her technology-focused vision during her opening remarks at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's 14th annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition on January 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Since joining the House Energy & Commerce Committee in 1995, Representative Eshoo has become a senior member of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Health. In addition, Congresswoman Eshoo joined the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chaired the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management. During her time in Congress as a representative for Silicon Valley, Eshoo has authored many landmark technology-related pieces of legislation including:
- Creating the use of electronic signatures, making legally binding digital documents possible and allowing online commerce to flourish
- Securing funding for broadband deployment, health information technology, and research and education for mathematics, life sciences, and engineering
- Giving discounts to schools and libraries to increase public Internet access
- Providing emergency call centers with funding to obtain the necessary technology to locate mobile phone users when they call 911
- Improving the energy efficiency of federal computer data centers
Congresswoman Eshoo, a Founder Member of the Congressional Internet Caucus, ascends as a Co-Chair of the Caucus in a position left open by former Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), Co-Founder of the Congressional Internet Caucus and an Internet policy pioneer.
Congressman Goodlatte will comment on Congresswoman Eshoo's appointment as the new Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus at the 14th Annual Kickoff Reception and Technology Exhibition, largest and longest running Internet technology exhibition on Capitol Hill for Members and staff. The exhibition features interactive hands-on demonstrations and precedes the 2011 State of the Net conference. The exhibition starts at 5 PM in room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building. It is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact:
Tim Lordan, 202-638-4370, firstname.lastname@example.org.