IEEE Houston Section Congressional Virtual Visit Day (CvVD)

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 members from around the United States will be participating in the IEEE-USA Congressional Virtual Visit Day (CvVD). Because travel to Washington is still difficult this year’s CVD was virtual. Instead of traveling to Washington, participants such as Christopher Sanderson, R5 South Area Chair had the opportunity to meet with their legislators via video conference, or conference call, depending on location.

The objective of CvVD is to raise awareness of the long-term importance of science, engineering and technology to the nation through meetings with Members of Congress, congressional staff, key Administration officials and other decision-makers.

It was an opportunity for IEEE Houston Section members and other IEEE area Texas Delegates to visit with their Congressional Representatives and express their concerns. Thank you Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, House Representative Dan Crenshaw, and House Representative Michael McCaul offices for their time and listening to our concerns on the following public policies:

  • PRO Act
  • Cybersecurity
  • Endless Frontier Act
  • Immigration

A special thanks to Brendan Godfrey, IEEE-USA VP Government Relations,  William Robinson, R5 Government Relations Chair and to Russell Harrison, IEEE-USA Government Relations Coordinator and his staff for coordinating and making this event possible for the more than 35 IEEE member delegates from all over the United States


  • Join a community of over 420,000 technology and engineering professionals united by a
    common desire to continuously learn, interact, collaborate, and innovate
  • Get the resources and opportunities you need to keep on top of changes in technology
  • Get involved in standards development
  • Network with other professionals in your local area or within a specific technical interest
  • Mentor the next generation of engineers and technologists and so much more.

About IEEE Houston Section

Founded in August 7, 1928, the IEEE Houston Section has been serving the greater metro
Houston area for more than 80 years. It is composed of over 4000 Members, with
multiple Society, and Community organizations. We are a trusted voice in the community and
among our colleagues. Learn more at

About IEEE

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technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences,
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Contact Us: Vincent Palughi,, R5 IEEE Houston Media Chair

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