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Tim Walz on Technology

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Safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny

As technology evolves we must continue to safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny and private exploitation. As a proponent of civil rights, I understand the strong argument made for stronger privacy laws.

We must also remain vigilant to protect our nation from terrorists and those who wish to do us harm. Cyber security is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. An effective response to cyber-attacks will require coordination among intelligence agencies, law enforcement, and private owners of critical cyber infrastructure. However, it is also imperative that we not sacrifice citizens' privacy and civil liberties. I will continue to fight for measures that allow us to find the proper balance between national security and personal privacy.

Source: 2018 MN gubernatorial campaign website walz.house.gov , May 2, 2017

Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet)

Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Jeff Johnson (R): Unknown.

Tim Walz (D): Yes.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Minnesota Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.

Walz is a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, roads, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. But the Committee has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the economic development of depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, activities of the Army Corps of Engineers and the various missions of the Coast Guard.

When combined, these areas of jurisdiction provide a comprehensive view of how communities across the United States are connected to one another, how infrastructure affects the growth and flow of commerce at home and abroad, and how an effective government can improve the lives of its citizens.

SubcommitteeChairRanking Member
Aviation Tom Petri (R-WI) Jerry Costello (D-IL)
SubcommitteeChairRanking Member
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) Rick Larsen (D-WA)
SubcommitteeChairRanking Member
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Jeff Denham (R-CA) Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
SubcommitteeChairRanking Member
Highways and Transit Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
SubcommitteeChairRanking Member
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Bill Shuster (R-PA) Corrine Brown (D-FL)
SubcommitteeChairRanking Member
Water Resources and Environment Bob Gibbs (R-OH) Tim Bishop (D-NY)

Source: U.S. House of Representatives website, www.house.gov 11-HC-TI on Feb 3, 2011

No performance royalties for radio music.

Walz signed Local Radio Freedom Act

Source: SCR.14&HCR.49 2009-SCR14 on Mar 30, 2009

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