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.
More on Innovation and Technology
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) passed new rules to protect net neutrality and an open internet:
"Today's FCC vote is a victory for a free and open internet. More than four million public comments received by the FCC left no doubt the public supports strong net neutrality rules. Today it is apparent the Commission listened to the overwhelming grassroots public sentiment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement today after Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules to govern broadband service:
"The record breaking number of comments received by the FCC left no doubt that the public supports strong net neutrality rules. I'm pleased Commissioner Wheeler has recognized that public sentiment today and put forward a good plan to use Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections.
"I'm glad the House is demonstrating an interest in exploring ways in which the nation can better protect against cyber-attacks. This is, no doubt, a very important issue – and our nation faces a security threat that has been made even more apparent in light of highly publicized cyber-attacks in recent months.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the President's announced actions to administratively reform aspects of the nation's employment-based immigration system, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, commended his progress and pushed for further actions to benefit the tech sector and the American economy.
SAN JOSE, CA – In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday, U.S. Rep. Zoe Logren (D-Calif.) laid out a path forward for strong net neutrality rules, including reclassifying broadband internet access service under Title II with regulation strictly limited to net neutrality.
WASHINGTON, DC – A new surveillance reform bill introduced this week in the Senate makes significant improvements to bulk collections of business records and increases transparency, but falls short in reforming the oft-abused FISA section 702 authority program, said U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today.
In particular, the bill would continue to allow warrantless searches of Americans' emails, photos, documents, or other files contained in communications swept up by intelligence agencies under section 702 authority.