Rep. Dave Reichert receives Congressional Tech Leader Award
June 16, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 16, 2014
TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, presented U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) with its 2014 TechAmerica Congressional Tech Leader Award on June 11.
The award recognizes select legislators for their overall commitment to promoting technology-friendly policy. Each recipient has shown great dedication to strengthen America’s tech sector in their state, across the U.S. and abroad, the organization said in a news release.
According to the latest data by the TechAmerica Foundation, the Washington state technology sector employs 190,953 people, with tech exporters supporting 27,400 jobs.
“As a member of Congress, I am privileged to have the opportunity to work for solutions to support our job-creators and allow them to thrive,” Reichert said in the release. “The technology sector is just one example of American ingenuity and success, and it’s certainly an important one in my home state of Washington. I look forward to continued collaboration on increasing the footprint of our technology sector at home and abroad.”
See a full list of 2014 TechAmerica Congressional Tech Leader Award honorees here.