Rep. Issa Tapped for Trump Trade Post


CTA and The Trump Administration have nominated Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The USTDA promotes U.S. exports, including identifying new markets and connecting foreign demand to U.S. supply and the capital to finance projects.

Issa is a former tech exec and Consumer Technology Association officer. He announced at the beginning of the year he was exiting Congress at the end of this term.

Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa

was active on a variety of communications legislative fronts, including rolling back FCC regs, the broadcast incentive auction, privacy and copyright.

Issa was also co-founder last year of the Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies.

Issa was CEO of Directed Electronics (the Viper car alarm) and chair of the then Consumer Electronics Association (now CTA) before stepping down to run for Congress. He was elected in 2000. The announcement comes as CTA is holding its annual convention in Las Vegas, a convention Issa once presided over.


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