Shaping Public Policy
IEEE-USA is the eyes, ears and voice of America's technology professionals in Washington, D.C., and the state capitals. Dedicated volunteers and experienced staff work directly with our nation's leaders to craft technically sound solutions to the challenges facing the country and technology professionals. Priority issues include:
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: How can policy-makers help advance this emerging technology and ethically integrate AI systems into society?
- HIGH-SKILL IMMIGRATION: We fight to protect American and non-American workers in the United States to ensure a strong, prosperous high-tech workforce.
- RESEARCH: We promote basic and applied research at agencies including NASA, NIST and the NSF by fighting to protect their budgets and allow researchers to use research dollars more efficiently.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: As the leading voice for small and independent inventors, we fight for a patent system that is accessible to all innovative people.
Opportunities for Members
IEEE-USA PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEES
Committees develop and promote IEEE-USA's legislative agenda, as well as policy position statements, white papers, amicus curiae briefs, and other policy communications.
IEEE-USA GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS
Each year, IEEE-USA sponsors qualified U.S. IEEE members to spend a year living and working in Washington as advisers to the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State Department or USAID.
Student members can spend a summer in Washington, D.C., learning how IEEE members can be involved in the policy process.
SET CONGRESSIONAL VISITS DAY (CVD)
Annual two-day event culminating with face-to-face visits with legislators on Capitol Hill.
January 20, 2021
October 29, 2020
October 13, 2020
Livestream Washington Updates
Join us every other Friday at 1 PM ET as IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison provides timely updates on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession during the COVID-19 crisis. Upcoming dates: