Senator John Thune Assumes Congressional Internet Caucus Leadership Post Thune to Deliver Keynote at Inaugural Mobile Tech Policy Conference

Washington, D.C. – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus have announced Senator John Thune (R-SD) as the newest Co-Chair of the prominent bipartisan and bicameral Member organization, focused on educating Congress about the promise and potential of the Internet. Senator Thune will discuss his technology-focused vision during the opening keynote speech at the inaugural State of the Mobile Net Conference on April 23, in Washington, D.C.

As a Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Thune has shown leadership on Capitol Hill by promoting the growth and continued innovation of broadband technologies and the Internet. Thune has continued to promote a regulatory framework that protects the openness and sustained advancement of the Internet. Senator Thune has sponsored legislation to promote the critical advancement of health information technology, better e-government, deployment of rural broadband and protection of youth online.

Thune ascends as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus — joining Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) — on the eve of its 13-year anniversary.

“Senator Thune has a great track record of encouraging innovation in technology, while balancing privacy protections and concerns,” said Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee chairman Jerry Berman.  “As the newest Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus the senator will bring to bear his expertise and business acumen on key policy issues that are currently challenging Congress.”

Thune will join a distinguished list of technology experts and prominent speakers at the State of the Mobile Net Conference.  The senator’s conference keynote will follow an introduction by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Co-Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus.

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Event Information:
When: Thursday, April 23 – keynote begins after lunch
Where: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW
RSVP: Please visit Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media.
For more information Contact: Stephanie Tackach, 908.230.8091