Latest Advocacy News

Updates on the top technology-related policies, legislation and events

March 16, 2015

NVTC's 2016 General Assembly Session Wrap-up
February 27, 2015

NVTC's 2015 General Assembly Session Wrap-Up
February 10, 2015

2015 Legislative Session in Richmond Reaches Halfway Mark
January 19, 2015

Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition Presents 2015 Policy Statement
January 16, 2015

NVTC Supports Startup Act Introduced by Senators Warner and Kaine
January 6, 2015

NVTC Outlines 2015 Legislative Priorities
November 17, 2014

Action Alert: Join NVTC Leadership to Discuss 2015 Policy Agenda for Virginia
October 10, 2014

On Friday, October 10, NVTC participated in a roundtable discussion with Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones in Tysons Corner about Governor McAuliffe's Executive Order 26 which establishes the new Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee. The purpose of the Executive Order is for Virginia to create a four-year strategic plan for economic development, in collaboration with the business community, local and state officials, and economic development professionals. Secretary Jones is seeking advice, ideas and strategic thinking as he works to create the strategic plan. The strategic plan and the discussion on Friday focused on: 1) enhancing our infrastructure, 2) diversifying and growing our strategic industry sectors, 3) solidifying and promoting our competitive business climate, 4) nurturing a sustainable entrepreneurial environment, and 5) equipping Virginia's workforce with in-demand skill sets to meet current and future business needs.

View Secretary Jones' "Creating the New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan" PowerPoint presentation.
July 2, 2014

NVTC Legislative Priorities Signed Into Law by Governor McAuliffe
June 19, 2014

NVTC Signatory to Uber and Lyft Coalition Letter Led by CEA
May 7, 2014

Jeff Novak of AOL Elected as TechPAC Chair
March 9, 2014

NVTC's 2014 General Assembly Session Wrap-Up
March 5, 2014

NVTC Supports Patent Troll Legislation in Virginia
February 11, 2014

NVTC Technology Executives Visit Policymakers in Richmond
January 14, 2014

2014 Legislative Session Convenes in Richmond
January 7, 2014

NVTC Announces Support for Legislation Prohibiting Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation
January 6, 2014

NVTC Outlines 2014 Legislative Priorities
May 14, 2013

NVTC, Seven Other Virginia Technology Councils Send Letters to VA's U.S. House Delegation Urging Amendments to the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
April 22, 2013

NVTC Urges Amendments to The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
April 12, 2013

NVTC Endorses The Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013 - Federal Legislation to address the immediate need of the technology business community to fill the shortage of qualified workers in STEM fields by expanding the number of H1-B visas.
March 7, 2013

NVTC Applauds the Introduction of Startup Act 3.0
February 26, 2013

NVTC's 2013 General Assembly Session Wrap-Up: General Assembly Approves NVTC Priorities Including Transportation Funding, Data Center Incentives, Cybersecurity Accelerator, Increased Funding for Angel Investment Tax Credit
February 12, 2013

2013 Legislative Session in Richmond Passes Halfway Mark
January 15, 2013

Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces Support for Governor McDonnell's Transportation Plan
January 8, 2013

NVTC Outlines 2013 Legislative Priorities
December 20, 2012

TechPAC Board Meets with Northern Virginia Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)
December 13, 2012

TechPAC Board Holds Ninth Annual Dinner with the 54th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)
December 6, 2012

TechPAC Board Meets with Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsburg)
December 4, 2012

TechPAC Board Meets with House Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)
December 3, 2012

NVTC Supports STEM Jobs Legislation to Promote Innovation, Investment and Research in the United States
October 22, 2012

TechPAC Board Meets with Del. Mike Watson (R-Williamsburg)
October 15, 2012

NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees Expands
October 15, 2012

NVTC TechPAC Board Maintains Busy Schedule Meeting with Legislators in 2012
October 11, 2012

Action Alert: Join NVTC Leadership to Discuss 2013 Policy Agenda for Virginia
August 20, 2012

NVTC Endorses Legislation to Reform Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
July 31, 2012

NVTC Chair Brad Antle Speaks at Stop Sequestration Rally
June 18, 2012

Virginia Ranked First in STEM Job and High-Tech Business Concentration, Named "Most Livable State" by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 12, 2012

NVTC Sends Letter to Sen. Mark Warner Supporting the Startup Act 2.0
May 30, 2012

NVTC Leaders Join Gov. McDonnell and Legislators at Data Center Bill Signing Ceremony at Acentia
May 16, 2012

NVTC Priority Budget Amendments to Support Research, Angel Investor Tax Credits and Cybersecurity and Modeling and Simulation Programs Approved By Legislature
March 20, 2012

NVTC's 2012 General Assembly Session Wrap-Up: General Assembly Approves NVTC Priorities Including Expanded Data Center Incentives, Extension of Technology Investment Tax Exemption and Telework Tax Credit
March 6, 2012

NVTC Signs Letter with Virginia Chamber of Commerce Urging Virginia Senators to Pass Budget Legislation
March 6, 2012

Key NVTC Initiative Passes General Assembly - Legislation Enhancing Virginia's Ability to Attract Data Center Jobs Heads to Gov. McDonnell for Signature
February 21, 2012

NVTC Technology Executives Visit Policymakers in Richmond
January 23, 2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell Addresses NVTC Board, Discusses Legislative Agenda
January 11, 2012

  • 2012 Legislative Session Convenes in Richmond
  • NVTC Outlines 2012 Legislative Priorities
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell Unveiled his Two-Year Budget
  • Stay Connected with NVTC's Advocacy Team in Richmond

March 17, 2011

  • General Assembly Adjourned, Veto Session to Convene April 6
  • Legislation Sent to the Governor for Action
  • Legislation that Did Not Pass the General Assembly

February 10, 2011

  • NVTC Technology Executives Visit Policymakers in Richmond
  • NVTC 2011 Legislative Priorities Update
  • 2011 Budget Takes Form
  • Stay Connected with NVTC's Advocacy Team in Richmond

January 12, 2011

  • 2011 Legislative Session Convenes in Richmond
  • NVTC Outlines 2011 Legislative Priorities
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council Endorses Gov. McDonnell's Transportation Funding Plan
  • Stay Connected with NVTC's Advocacy Team in Richmond

November 10, 2010

  • Gubernatorial Commission Update
  • NVTC Launches Web Resource
  • A Busy Year for NVTC TechPAC

March 22, 2010

  • General Assembly Adjourned, Veto Session to Begin April 21
  • Job Creation and Economic Development
  • State IT Governance
  • Education
  • Internet-related Taxes
  • Transportation
  • Technology-related Crimes
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Telemedicine
  • Note on the Northern Virginia Delegation to the General Assembly
  • Note on Budget Conferees

February 23, 2010

  • NVTC Technology Executives Visit Policymakers in Richmond

February 8, 2010

  • Thank you to Governor McDonnell and the Northern Virginia General Assembly Delegation!

January 21, 2010

  • Bob McDonnell Sworn in as Governor; 2010 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Session Underway
  • Legislation to Follow
  • The 2010 General Assembly
  • Northern Virginia Delegates and Senators Named to Technology Committees
  • Stay Connected with NVTC's Advocacy Team in Richmond
  • Upcoming Events

July 15, 2009

  • TechPAC Trustees Hold 6th Annual Dinner with Virginia Speaker of the House of Delegates Bill Howell
  • Delegate Phil Hamilton Meets with TechPAC Trustees
  • NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees Soliciting Nominations

March 6, 2009

  • 2009 General Assembly Wrap-Up
  • Veto Session on April 8

February 23, 2009

  • NVTC Technology Executives Visit Legislators in Richmond
  • Senate-Approved Budget Proposal Includes the Governor's Revenue Reforecast and Stimulus Funds

February 13, 2009

  • 2009 Session Passes Halfway Mark
  • Transportation
  • House Approves Budget Proposal, Senate Waits

February 6, 2009

  • Declining Revenues and Uncertainty of Federal Stimulus Cloud Legislative Budget Process
  • Multistate Internet Sales Tax Collection Effort Will Not Move Forward This Year
  • Midway in the General Assembly - Update on Major Bills
  • Check Out the Action

January 30, 2009

  • NVTC technology executives participated in NVTC's first Member Advocacy Day of the 2009 General Assembly session in Richmond.

January 23, 2009

  • The General Assembly convened on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, and is now in full swing with over 2000 bills introduced to date and a flurry of committee activity as legislators digest and act on various proposals and initiatives.

January 16, 2009

  • Governor Kaine Presents State of the Commonwealth as Legislative Session Begins
  • Delegate Ken Plum Elected House Democratic Caucus Chair
  • NVTC Hosts Senators and Delegates Prior to Opening of Legislative Session
  • Heard At the Legislature

January 8, 2009

  • NVTC Unveils 2009 Legislative Agenda

December 17, 2008

  • TechPolitic ALERT: Governor Announces Budget Revisions to Address Revenue Shortfall

November 12, 2008

  • Seen and Heard at NVTC
  • The Fall Election - TechPAC Style
  • The Winter Ahead
  • Up, Up and Away
  • TechPolitic Poll

October 15, 2008

  • Governor Kaine Returns to NVTC
  • On the Chopping Block
  • The Ball's in Virginia's Court
  • TechPolitic Poll

September 19, 2008

  • The Long and Winding Toll Road
  • A State Senator Visits NVTC
  • What is TechPAC?