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Tech Industry Wants Trump to Outline Agenda

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By    |   Monday, 04 Jul 2016 10:27 AM

Officials in the technology industry want likely Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to outline his technology platform, according to The Hill.

"TechNet is pleased that one candidate has taken up the challenge," Linda Moore, leader of the trade group TechNet, said. "We hope that the other major candidate in the race for president will lay out his technology and innovation policy agenda as well so that voters can assess them side-by-side," she said in an announcement.

The Information Technology Industry Council called on Trump to "get in the game," The Hill reports.

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of South Dakota, said that "it's up to him" when Trump announces a technology agenda. Hatch said some candidates wait until after the party's convention.

Trump has criticized tech leaders, including accusing Amazon's Jeff Bezos of using Bezos' ownership of The Washington Post to target Trump, according to USA Today.

Computer and Communications Industry Association leader Ed Black told The Hill that it does not seem to him that Trump has made a "substantial effort" to reach out to the tech industry.

Hillary Clinton's tech agenda included student loan deferment for entrepreneurs and increasing access broadband Internet to every home by 2020, according to a statement on her website.

Consumer Technology Association president Gary Shapiro said that many of Trump's policies are not supportive of the tech industry, including his words about immigration. "We don't know what he will do," Shapiro said in an interview with DC Inno.

Shapiro, however, said that Hillary Clinton's tech agenda "is not great either," and he said he wished both candidates would focus more on technology issues. "I'm disappointed that tech is not a bigger part of campaign discussions," Shapiro said in the DC Inno interview.

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