CompTIA Urges President and Congress to Pursue Bipartisan Small Tech Business Agenda

07 Nov, 2012, 13:20 ET from CompTIA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry:

"Once again, Americans have exercised their democratic right, and we now draw to a close a spirited election season. As President Obama and Congress shift from campaign mode back to governance, we urge our leaders to seize on technology as an opportunity to achieve bipartisan results that can help drive the economy and support U.S. global competitiveness.

"Tough choices on the fiscal cliff loom, but policymakers cannot afford to be short-sighted. CompTIA urges policymakers to adopt a balanced approach that encompasses spending reductions as well as appropriate revenue increases. These choices must not be accomplished at the expense of innovation, small business growth and workforce preparedness. 

"We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to continue tax policies that spur innovation and the dynamism of our small businesses, programs that increase access to capital for small businesses and prioritize life-long learning and preparation for careers in technical fields.

"As the President and Congress tackle these tough choices, I urge them to prioritize policies and programs that spur innovation and entrepreneurship."

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