On Wednesday, top U.S. and E.U. officials met in Pittsburgh for the inaugural Trade and Technology Council (TTC) meeting. While European regulators had pushed to use TTC as a tool for aligning US digital policymaking with the E.U.’s crackdown on American tech, the Washington Post reported that Biden Administration officials “said the administration sees room for cooperating with the E.U. on competition issues, but they also believe ‘there’s sort of a right way to do this and a way to do this that might have some unintended overbroad consequences.’” At today’s summit, U.S. and E.U. officials endorsed a joint statement focused on issues of screening investments, export controls, artificial intelligence, and semiconductor supply chains.
In the lead up to the meeting, Chamber of Progress ran an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a full page ad in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlighting the American tech jobs at stake at the upcoming TTC summit.
“There’s fresh evidence that American voters want lawmakers to focus on keeping our tech sector competitive internationally,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “Secretary Raimondo, Ambassador Tai, and Secretary Blinken really stood up for US tech workers by pushing back on Europe’s proposed regulations.”
On Wednesday, Axios reported new polling by the Progressive Policy Institute that studies public opinion on issues facing the tech sector. When asked which is the bigger priority, 65 percent of respondents said that they would like U.S. policymakers to ensure American tech companies are able to compete with European and Chinese tech companies.
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