Tech Groups Urge Congress to Get to Work on USA Freedom Act

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Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Dean Heller (R-NV), was introduced in July, but no action has been taken since then. Cosigned by The Software Alliance, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Software and Information Industry Association, Information Technology Industry Council, and Reform Government Surveillance, the letter points to economic damage tech companies have suffered overseas due to the surveillance-program revelations.

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Online Sales Tax: Senate Nears Vote On Bipartisan Bill

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Some legislators opposed to the measure have asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to put the legislation through a Finance Committee review process before the chamber votes on it. ” Other groups opposed include TechNet , the Direct Marketing Association , and the Computer and Communications Industry Association.

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