In March, President Trump nominated Michael Kratsios to be Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

Kratsios currently serves as deputy assistant to the President for technology policy and as Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Since 2017, he has served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he has helped guide the United States’ policies on emerging technologies.

In particular, Kratsios has had an essential role in developing the Administration’s approach to artificial intelligence, 5G and spectrum, broadband, quantum computing, autonomous vehicles, commercial drones and advanced manufacturing.

While at the White House, Kratsios has repeatedly reinforced the value of free-market principles when deploying new technologies—particularly in regards to 5G.

“Empowered by free-market capitalism and driven by bold ideas, Americans created an ecosystem of innovation that is the envy of the world, advancing science and technology and making the Nation prosperous and strong,” he wrote in a memo with Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Chief Technology Officer ensures the United States remains the global leader in technology and innovation. Because of Kratsios’ history with promoting free-market and pro-growth values, Americans for Tax Reform supports his nomination.

In light of today’s Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation nomination hearing, Americans for Tax Reform’s President Grover Norquist sent a letter to Chairman Roger Wicker and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell in support of Kratsios’ nomination. Click here to view Norquist’s letter to President Trump regarding Kratsios’ nomination.