Viewpoint: The False Promise of Proposed Currency Legislaton

IBM’s Christopher Padilla, a former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, explains why leveraging U.S. trade law is not an effective means to address currency manipulation. By Christopher A. Padilla, Vice President, IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs As Congress considers Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and 11 Pacific Rim countries seek to finalize the long-awaited […]

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IBM Statement on Europe’s Digital Single Market Strategy

IBM today welcomed introduction of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. Brussels, Belgium – IBM today issued the following statement on Europe’s Digital Single Market Strategy: “IBM welcomes the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy – a good balance between benefitting the consumer and helping businesses compete in the digital sector in the international arena. […]

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IBM Statement on Introduction of Senate Patent Legislation

IBM today voiced its support for legislation introduced in the United States Senate that would curb abuse of America’s patent system while preserving innovation. Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement on introduction of the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015: “IBM applauds the introduction today of the Protecting American Talent and […]

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IBM Letter of Support for House Cybersecurity Legislation

IBM today sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing support for two bills that would foster more sharing of cyber threat information, a crucial element of the fight against evolving online attacks. The Honorable John Boehner Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC  20515 The […]

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IBM Letter Opposing Louisiana’s Marriage and Conscience Act

IBM today sent Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal a letter voicing the company’s strong opposition to a state bill that would legally protect discrimination based on same-sex marriage status. The Honorable Bobby Jindal Governor, State of Louisiana PO Box 94004 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9004 Dear Governor Jindal, I am writing to express IBM’s strong opposition to […]

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IBM Letter Opposing North Carolina’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

IBM today sent North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory a letter expressing the company’s strong opposition to a state bill that would, if enacted, enable discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or identity. The Honorable Pat McCrory Office of the Governor 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-0301 Dear Governor McCrory, I am writing […]

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IBM Fly-in Brings Tech Insights & Expertise to Capitol Hill

This week, more than 100 senior IBM leaders from across the country visited Washington, D.C. for the company’s seventh annual Congressional fly-in. Their goal? To share the company’s policy positions and priorities with Congress. IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs hosted its seventh annual Congressional Fly-in on Capitol Hill this week, during which more than 100 […]

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IBM Letter of Support for the Judicial Redress Act of 2015

IBM today expressed its support for a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that proposes to extend to non-U.S. citizens the right to know how their data is being used, and to correct any errors in the end use of that data. The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner United States House of Representatives 2449 Rayburn […]

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IBMer to Congress: Info Sharing is Key to Managing Cyber Risks

With national attention focused on high-profile cyber attacks, IBM’s top cybersecurity legal expert today spoke to members of Congress about the importance of sharing cyber threat information, and how legislation can be shaped to help promote that sharing. Washington, D.C. – With high-profile cyber intrusions and data breaches captivating national attention, IBM’s top cyber security legal […]

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