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.

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Mountains to Sound seeks federal title

May 14, 2013

A newly announced bipartisan bill that would designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as a National Heritage Area might have a bumpy road to climb.

U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert held a press conference April 30 to announce his co-signage and support for House Bill 1785, which he introduced April 26. The bill, if passed, would give the title of National Heritage Area to the 1.5 million acres of land that stretches from the Yakima Basin to the Puget Sound.

“There is no other heritage designation in the state of Washington. This would be the first,” he said to a crowded room of leaders and greenway supporters at the King County Library Service Center in Issaquah. “I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to put my name on this legislation.”

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