“When President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in on Jan. 20, they’ll have a small Democratic majority in the House and—thanks to two runoff wins in Georgia—a 50-50 Senate where Harris will serve as a potential tiebreaker.”
“The duo has already stated its highest priorities will be combatting COVID-19, fostering economic recovery and addressing racial equity and climate change. While Biden has not laid out concrete plans for federal IT and tech policy yet, experts generally believe Democratic control of Congress will ensure significant government investment in IT modernization at the federal, state and local levels.”
“’We’re likely going to see a much bigger effort in investment in better e-government and systems, as the federal, state and local levels have been crying out for improvements and modernization,’ said Rob Atkinson, president of the nonpartisan Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. ‘Having the Senate in Democratic control makes…” Read the full article here.
Source: What Democratic Control of Government Could Mean for Biden’s Tech Policies – By Frank Konkel, January 11, 2021. Nextgov.