Google, facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn, eBay, Yahoo, Expedia and others have formed a new lobbying group.  (I feel like they should be called the Supremes, but I think that name is already taken.)  The group will be headed by Michael Beckerman, a former advisor to Fred Upton, the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee. 

Their goal for the group is to influence Washington D.C. on matters regarding “revenue repatriation”, cyber security and sales tax. They also want to educate on the imperative to maintain an open internet.

"It is the Internet's decentralized and open model that has unleashed unprecedented entrepreneurialism," said Beckerman. "Policymakers must understand that the preservation of that freedom is essential to the vitality of the Internet itself and the resulting economic prosperity."

As Tech companies such as Google and Facebook have grown and as a result have received more attention from D.C., thus generating the need for a group to represent the companies.

Thanks to reuters.com for the background on this article.