Innovation and Technology

Innovation is the driving force behind a strong and growing economy, and nowhere is that better exemplified than in Silicon Valley, America’s hub of innovation. As a recognized leader and respected voice on technology issues, Zoe advocates strongly for Silicon Valley in Washington, D.C.

Advancing Internet Freedom 

A longtime champion of a free and open Internet, she supports free expression, universal network access, and privacy protection.  Recognizing that technology and Internet services are thriving components of our economy and culture, she is an advocate for multi-stakeholder Internet governance and removing barriers to innovation.

Leadership in the Digital Age

Among her colleagues in Congress, she is valued for her thoughtful insight and the forward-leaning policies she advances to spur the development of new technologies and the growth of America’s economy in the Digital Age.  Zoe was also instrumental in the selection of Silicon Valley for a new regional patent office so startups and inventors can have direct access to the services they need to thrive and innovate. Zoe’s Committee assignments on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee provide strong platforms to advocate for issues that are key to Silicon Valley.

Government Surveillance  

Patent Reform

Cybersecurity

Copyright

Net Neutrality

Free Expression

More on Innovation and Technology

July 11, 2019 In The News

Amid a backlog that sees some applicants waiting decades for green cards, 140 Republican members of Congress joined 224 Democrats and passed a bill Wednesday to end the per-country cap on green cards.

The “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,” introduced in February by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), would throw out the annual 7 percent cap on green cards for citizens of any one country. The change would be phased in over three years if the measure passes the Senate and is signed into law by President Donald Trump.

June 20, 2019 In The News

House lawmakers demand end to warrantless collection of Americans’ data

Two House lawmakers are pushing an amendment that would effectively defund a massive data collection program run by the National Security Agency i unless the government promises to not intentionally collect data of Americans.

The bipartisan amendment — just 15 lines in length — would compel the government to not knowingly collect communications — like emails, messages and browsing data — on Americans without a warrant.

March 22, 2019 Page

Full 5 minute clip of Zoe questioning Director Mueller during House Judiciary Committee's hearing examining Russian interference in U.S. elections on July 24, 2019:

 

September 18, 2018 Press Release
The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was selected by the Transportation Security Administration to test new airport perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies, announced Zoe Lofgren and Eric Swalwell today.
August 29, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren and Anna G. Eshoo announced a new federal grant to install positive train control systems on the peninsula corridor Caltrain track between San Francisco and Southern San Jose.
July 17, 2018 Press Release
Following passage of a new law in Vietnam that severely curtails privacy rights of Vietnamese citizens, Zoe Lofgren joined her Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam calling for the heads of Google and Facebook to live up to their firms’ stated missions to promote openness and connectivity in Vietnam.
May 18, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren signed a discharge petition to force a vote to restore net neutrality protections. The petition was filed a day after the United States Senate voted on a bipartisan basis to overturn a Federal Communication Commission order to end net neutrality.
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren and Doris Matsui introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act to provide Americans the opportunity to invest in clean energy technologies and projects around the country. Modeled after the enormously successful victory bonds sold during World War II, Clean Energy Victory Bonds would allow Americans to participate in the clean energy economy through safe investments while also helping create jobs and spur growth in clean energy technologies needed to increase domestic energy security.
April 13, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren released a bipartisan letter to Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Christopher Wray calling into question the Bureau’s handling of Syed Rizwan Farook’s locked iPhone in the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino attack.
April 13, 2018 In The News

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are asking the FBI to explain what they called a “troubling” recent report that appears to show the agency failed to exhaust all technical possibilities before. . .

 

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