Public Policy Log – 118th Congress, 1st Session (2023)

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 118th Congress, 1st Session (2023), 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.

Date Description
15 November 2023 IEEE-USA letter to members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary expressed support for S.2220, the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership Act (PREVAIL Act).
22 September 2023 Letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions regarding the IEEE Standards Association’s response to the Committee’s questions about its White Paper: Exploring Congress’ Framework for the Future of AI: The Oversight and Legislative Role of Congress over the Integration of Artificial Intelligence in Health, Education, and Labor.
21 September 2023 Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committees providing feedback on the fiscal year (FY) 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (S. 226 & H.R. 2670).
21 August 2023 How Should We Regulate AI? Practical strategies for regulation and risk management from the IEEE1012 Standard for System, Software, and Hardware Verification and Validation.
10 August 2023 Letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) providing IEEE-USA’s comments on NIST’s Draft Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research.
26 July 2023 Letter to House Judiciary Committee providing input on the mark up of The Pro Codes Act (S.835; H.R. 1631)
25 July 2023 Letter to Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) endorsing the Keep STEM Talent Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation they re-introduced to retain STEM professionals in the United States.
19 July 2023 Coalition letter sent to House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation leadership in support of National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) authorization.
18 July 2023 Joint letter to the House Judiciary Committee calling for a full public hearing on the Pro Codes Act (H.R. 1631, S. 835).
7 July 2023 IEEE-USA response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information on the National Priorities for Artificial Intelligence.
12 June 2023 IEEE-USA letter responding to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) request for input on how to develop a productive AI accountability ecosystem.
22 May 2023 IEEE-USA letter to the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law of the Senate Judiciary Committee providing input on the IEEE AI-related technical standards, training, and certification programs that can be used in governance of artificial intelligence.
22 May 2023 Letter expressing concern about the impact of the Pro Codes Act (S.835; H.R. 1631) on IEEE, sent to all House and Senate sponsors.
13 May 2023 IEEE-USA Response to USPTO Request for Comments Regarding Artificial Intelligence and Inventorship
11 April 2023 IEEE-USA/ASME Op-Ed Article, The Hill, “White House Open Access Proposal Would Limit Research and Innovation
15 March 2023 Coalition letter (CNSF) to House Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee Leaders urging FY24 funding of $11.9 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
15 March 2023 Coalition letter (CNSF) to Senate Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee Leaders urging FY24 funding of $11.9 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
28 February 2023 Letter thanking House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership for conducting 1 March Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce hearing on the role of standards in protecting the online privacy of Americans, in particular children.
7  February 2023 Coalition letter (TFAI) to House and Senate appropriations leadership urging robust investments in FY2024 science and engineering R&D.

Staff Contact

Russ Harrison
Director, IEEE-USA Government Relations