Public Policy Log – 117th Congress, 2nd Session (2022)

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 117th Congress, 2nd Session (2022), 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
11 August 2022 Coalition letter (Energy Sciences Coalition) urging the Administration to support energy sciences in the FY2024 Budget Request.
26 July 2022 Coalition (Task Force on American Innovation) Statement to Congress urging passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, a bill to increase federal investment in innovation and development of domestic chip manufacturing capabilities.
11 July 2022 Letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) providing comments from IEEE-USA, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), and the IEEE Computer Society on NIST’s Digital Investigative Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review (8354-DRAFT, “the Review”).
30 June 2022 IEEE-USA’s comments on the findings and recommendations of the interim report by the National AI Research Resource Task Force (87 FR 31914).
4 May 2022 Letter to Senator Cantwell supporting the inclusion of a provision in the America COMPETES Act (H.R.4521) that would support small businesses’ participation in technical standards development.
26 April 2022 Letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) providing comments from both IEEE-USA and the IEEE Standards Association on the initial draft of the AI Risk Management Framework.
22 April 2022 Coalition Statement (TFAI) to Congress urging inclusion of supplemental RD appropriations in the final conference agreement in the COMPETES (H.R. 4521) and USICA (S1260) Acts.
7 April 2022 Coalition Statement (CNSF) to House and Senate Appropriations leaders urging an $11 billion National Science Foundation appropriation in FY23.
5 April 2022 IEEE-USA letter to Senator Klobuchar addressing privacy concerns in the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S.2992).
17 March 2022 Statement provided to the House Science Subcommittee on Research and Technology for its March 17th hearing on the role of standards in society, innovation, and U.S. competitiveness.
4 March 2022 IEEE-USA input to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for its 2022 update of the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.
24 January 2022 Coalition letter (TFAI) to House and Senate Appropriations Committee Leadership encouraging bicameral and bipartisan support for robust federal investments in scientific and engineering research and development (R&D).

IEEE-USA policy documents can be obtained by written request to the IEEE-USA, 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, by phone request to 202-785-0017, by fax request to 202-785-0835, or by e-mail request to r.t.harrison@ieee.org.

Staff Contact

Russ Harrison
Director, IEEE-USA Government Relations