CEA Policy Roundup: The Election, Trade and Net Neutrality
CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro didn't bring up net neutrality during the policy section of his initial remarks during the CEA press conference Tuesday in New York, touching on such other issues as trade, immigration reform and infrastructure investment. But in the Q&A period, and in a brief interview afterward, Shapiro made it clear that he has major misgivings with President Obama's announced intention this week to regulate the Internet as a utility.
As in most years the press conference, which mostly covered announcements about January's International CES, took place shortly after a U.S. election and Shapiro, of course, addressed that, too.
"Things have changed in the last week in Washington- that is something that we are hopeful will change the dynamic in Washington," Shapiro said, referring to the Republicans' capture of the U.S. Senate, as well as expanded majority in the House. Describing the last few years of gridlock as "a frustrating time period," Shapiro added that "We're hopeful that issues we've advocated on that have passed one house or the other" will get another chance.