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Who Monitors Technology and Congress?

Subcommittee Monitors Technology And Congress.

The lobby for technology and Congress Subcommittees related to technology are among the most powerful in the developing technologically based world and its Chairmen include a Presidential Candidate, a former Chairman of Senate Republican, and one of the longest serving Representatives in Congress.

The 2004 Democratic Nominee for President John Kerry chairs the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation which oversees funding for various scientific and technological movements in government.

Nevada Senator John Ensign is the Republican ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation along with sitting on the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade and Tourism.

The long time Virginia Representative from the state’s ninth district is one of the most underappreciated and unknown members of the House but is actually one of the more powerful and a leader in legislation related to the internet.


John Kerry is one of the most progressive Senators in Congress and is the head of the Subcommittee on technology and the internet.

The Subcommittee allocated as oversees the budget for various departments in the government that run such things while creating legislation related to technology and the electronic world.

Kerry is also a leader on Global Climate Change reform.

He voted against the Kyoto Treaty but claimed that it was because it did not impose emissions limits on countries like China and India. 

Aside from the Technology Subcommittee, Kerry also sits on the Energy and National Resources Subcommittee, every Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee, and the Subcommittee on Health Care.


The two-term Congressman and now two-term Senator from Nevada is the Ranking Member on the Senate Subcommittee on Technology. 

Ensign first began as a Nevada businessman, most notably having opened a major animal hospital in Las Vegas.

He entered politics when he won a Congressional race to represent Nevada’s First District. In 1998, Ensign ran against now Majority Leader Harry Reid and lost by less than 500 votes.

Two years later, he defeated Richard Bryan for his Senate seat.

While Ensign plays a critical role in the technological sector, he is best known for his strong animal rights support, his pro-Iraq War stance and his staunch anti-abortion stance.


Rick Boucher is the quintessential powerful yet unheard of Congressman who works primarily behind the scenes on non-hot topic legislation.

Boucher, a thirteen term Congressman, also sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Judiciary Committee and is one of the assistant Whips, a position that he has held since his second term.

Boucher has been a trailblazer in internet legislation including creating the bill that allowed the transmission of commercial messages over the internet in the early 1990s.

He later created the House Internet Caucus which he continues to chair.

He also wrote the Digital Media Consumer’s Right bill and the Anti-Spam Act.

He has also been instrumental in supporting the fair use doctrine and pushing for better internet access.

The widely unknown Boucher is pretty much responsible for paving the way, through legislation, for a better internet.

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