Shoot for the Moon

Feb 22, 2016
Pelosi Update

Leading in Innovation 
More than 50 years ago, when President Kennedy challenged Americans to reach for the moon, he reminded us that America must lead in innovation. President Kennedy said: “The vows of this nation can only be fulfilled if we are first, and therefore we intend to be first. Our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others – all require us to make this effort.” 

With this philosophy in mind, I joined Representatives Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren and Mike Honda on Tuesday at Stanford University to meet with Silicon Valley thought leaders on House Democrats’ Innovation Agenda 2.0. In early 2007, we launched the original Innovation Agenda, an ambitious and historic platform to ensure America’s continued position as the most competitive nation in the world. There were 22 planks included in the first Agenda, and of these, 21 have been translated into legislative provisions that were signed into law. The listening session at Stanford was the first of many around the country to help identify the bold new initiatives needed to build on those past accomplishments and ensure America remains number one in innovation.

Nancy Pelosi 

Gung Hay Fay Choy! Honoring Year of the Monkey & #SF's beautiful diversity at @MayorEdLee’s Lunar NY celebration! 
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