Most Vocal Lawmakers on Startups

August 25, 2018

All week, members of Congress have been celebrating Startup Week Across America, visiting startups in their district to learn about the ways these businesses are contributing to the district. During the week, 51 different members shared on social media, press releases, and newsletters to constituents that they engaged with a startup. Here's a look at who the most vocal legislators have been on startups across the federal, state, and local levels of government:

Rep. Jacky Rosen has been the most vocal member of Congress on startups in 2018.

In April 2018, Rosen introduced HR 5463, the "Creating Tech Startup Jobs Act" which would allow an income tax credit for equity investments in startups. Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND) has been the second most vocal, having introduced the "Supporting America's Innovators Act" this year alongside Sen. Heller (R-NV).

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has been the most vocal governor on startups.

Cuomo has created a variety of public-private partnerships to encourage startups to help solve problems alongside government offices. For example, Cuomo rewarded 22 startups with funding as part of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion anti-poverty program.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento, California is the most vocal mayor on startups.

Cabaldon consistently highlights the efforts of West Sacramento's Startup in Residence Program which connects startups with government agencies to develop products that can help solve the problems the city faces.

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