McMorris Rodgers-Backed Bill to Promote Internet Access Globally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference and member of the Congressional Internet Caucus, today joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) in introducing the Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2016 (H.R. 5537), which promotes internet access globally and encourages the use of technology to modernize the United States Government.

“The internet has the ability to transform lives, economies, and political systems,” said McMorris Rodgers. “It has fundamentally transformed the way we do business and grow our economies from the ground up. Access to the same technology which powers the American economy is critical to empowering developing countries. By promoting internet access around the world and modernizing our approach to humanitarian and International development programs, we will be taking an important step towards closing the digital divide holding so many people back, and improving global economic security.”

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