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.
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Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) today joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Chairman Howard Coble (R-NC) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) in introducing a bill to address the ever increasing problem of abusive patent litigation. The bipartisan Innovation Act (H.R.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) released the following bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the upcoming election for Director General at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Click here for a PDF copy of the letter, the text of which is also pasted below:
September 19, 2013
The Honorable John Kerry
Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose, Calif.) issued the following statement on the ongoing Time Warner Cable-CBS contract dispute that has resulted in the television blackout of millions of people in markets across the country:
"When contract disputes between cable and content providers arise, it is often customers who bear the brunt of the effects. In a trend that is becoming all too common, the recent blackout between Time Warner Cable and CBS has left millions of customers without access to the programming they were promised.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), as part of a bipartisan coalition of sixteen Members of Congress, filed an amicus brief with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), urging the court to release its secret opinions interpreting Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Recent leaks to the media revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted a massive surveillance program on all domestic telephone users over the last seven years.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), joined by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), today introduced legislation to prevent federal agencies from seizing Americans' telephone records without a court order.