Public Policy Log - 116th Congress, 2nd Session (2020)

The following is the chronological log of public policy communications made by or on behalf of IEEE-USA (and other organizational units with IEEE) during the 116th Congress, 2nd Session (2020), including testimonies, statements submitted for the record of congressional hearings, formal comments provided in response to public or regulatory notices, letters to Federal policy makers forwarding recommendations on public policy issues, and Legislative Alerts and similar notices of related government relations activities.

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Date Description
10 November 2020
26 October 2020
11 September 2020 Coalition (TFAI) letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders making recommendations to conferees on the (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) (S.4049 & HR. 6395)
31 August 2020 Joint IEEE-USA & IEEE-PES comment in response to the Department of Energy's RFI on the proposed Energy Storage Grand Challenge
21 August 2020 Coalition letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership urging inclusion of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act
14 August 2020 IEEE-USA Tulsa Section Letter to Sen. James Inhofe (OK) urging support for final passage of the Endless Frontier Act (S.3832/HR6978), to expand basic technology research at NSF.
5 August 2020 IEEE-USA Lexington and Louisville Sections Joint Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) urging support for final passage of the Endless Frontier Act (S.3832/HR6978), to expand basic technology research at NSF.
5 August 2020 Coalition (ESC) Letter to the House Armed Services Committee urging inclusion of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act
5 August 2020 Coalition (ESC) Letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee urging inclusion of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act
5 August 2020 Coalition Letter (ESC) to House Science Energy Subcommittee urging support of DOE's Office of Science in the draft Department of Energy Office of Science Reauthorization Act
4 August 2020 Coalition Letter (ESC) to House Science Energy Subcommittee urging support of DOE's Office of Science in the draft Department of Energy Office of Science Reauthorization Act
14 July 2020
Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property urging Congress to allow USPTO's Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patent Review (CBM) to expire
13 July 2020 Public Statement Calling on Administration to Extend the Online Class Exemption for Student Visas
10 July 2020 Public Statement Calling on Congress to Provide EB Green Cards for Int'l Graduate Students in STEM Fields
26 June 2020 Comment to USPTO Rulemaking (PTO–P–2019–0024) on PTAB Rules of Practice for Instituting on All Challenged Patent Claims and All Grounds and Eliminating the Presumption at Institution Favoring Petitioner as to Testimonial Evidence
26 June 2020 Letter to Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.) urging his support for passage of the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Resource Task Force Act (S. 3890 & H.R.7096)
15 June 2020 Coalition Letter (CNSF) to Senate Leaders Urging Prompt Confirmation of Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan as Director of the National Science Foundation
10 June 2020 Letter to Rep. Massie endorsing key provisions of the proposed Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2020.
1 June 2020 Letter to Senate HELP Committee urging prompt confirmation of Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
17 March 2020
IEEE-USA/Letter to Senate leadership urging inclusion of provisions to assist non-profit associations adversely affected by COVID-related disruptions to the Senate version of the CARES Act
11 March 2020
IEEE-USA/IEEE-SA Comments to federal Office of Management and Budget on proposed Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications
19 February 2020 IEEE-USA Comments to House Science Committee Leaders on a Discussion Draft of Legislation to Create a National Artificial Intelligence Initiative
18 February 2020 IEEE-USA Letter to the DoJ, PTO and NIST supporting the U.S. Joint Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary FRAND Commitments
28 January 2020 IEEE-USA-CRA Comments to the Federal Joint Committee on Research Environments (JCORE)

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