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[Computer icon]Al Gore -- A Leader on Technology

Vice President Gore is a nationally recognized leader on technology. When he was a member of the U.S. Senate, Gore introduced and steered to passage the High Performance Computing Act to create a national, high-speed computer network and increase research and development of high-performance technologies. That legislation was signed into law in 1991, and is now part of President Clinton's technology and economic plan, the National Information Infrastructure to help move the United States into the 21st Century.

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Environmental Technologies Export Strategy

For the first time, U.S. firms will be able to rely on support from the federal government in opening markets for environmental technologies overseas. The Administration's strategy is designed to work with business, accelerate technology development, improve export financing, and coordinate the 20-odd federal agencies who currently have roles in this area. The strategy targets specific markets such as Mexico, where the elimination of 20% tariffs on environmental technologies through NAFTA and an urgent need for environmental solutions are creating strong demand.