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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 182

Outlining a vision to shape congressional information technology policy 
     into the next century to promote and preserve the successes, 
leadership, and uniqueness of the United States information technology 
                                sector.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 8, 1999

  Mr. Davis of Virginia (for himself, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Goodlatte, Ms. 
 Dunn, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Dooley of California, Ms. Eshoo, and 
Mr. Smith of Washington) submitted the following concurrent resolution; 
            which was referred to the Committee on Commerce

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Outlining a vision to shape congressional information technology policy 
     into the next century to promote and preserve the successes, 
leadership, and uniqueness of the United States information technology 
                                sector.

Whereas continued growth in the information technology industry is the key to 
        maintaining and strengthening the competitiveness of the American 
        economy and the technological advantage of the United States Armed 
        Forces in the 21st century;
Whereas private sector investment, initiative, and know-how have been the 
        driving forces in creating our Nation's leadership position in 
        information technology;
Whereas industry has thrived because it has been free from government 
        interference and has been able to develop, innovate, and grow according 
        to the demands of the free market and consumers;
Whereas the Internet represents the next great mass communications technology, 
        and government regulation of the Internet and the high tech industry 
        will harm their success and growth as the primary tools for 
        communication between people and businesses;
Whereas the Internet and other information technologies are being used by United 
        States businesses and consumers for communications, entertainment, and 
        information, and for conducting commercial transactions;
Whereas electronic commerce is the new marketplace of the 21st century and is 
        empowering consumers and having a profound impact on the way business 
        traditionally has been conducted; and
Whereas development of a national information technology policy must be based on 
        free market principles that will ensure that consumers and suppliers 
        determine the most desirable technologies: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That in addressing issues of information technology and electronic 
commerce policy, the Congress must--
            (1) focus on a broad spectrum of issues that are essential 
        to the evolution and strength of the American information 
        technology industry;
            (2) ensure that it plays an enabling and not an inhibiting 
        role in supporting the movement of industry and people into the 
        Information Age;
            (3) incorporate a principle of minimal and predictable 
        government regulation; and
            (4) refrain from acting in any capacity that would enshrine 
        or favor specific technologies or standards.
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