Chair Rodgers Announces Full Committee AI Hearing with Energy, Health, and Commerce Departments
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today announced a Full Committee hearing on AI on December 13, 2023. The hearing will include witnesses from the Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Commerce.
“The Energy and Commerce Committee is leading a full assessment of what AI means for our entire economy—including across our supply chains, energy, health care, and emerging technologies. These subcommittee hearings have reinforced that a national data privacy standard is foundational to cement American AI leadership, protect people’s data privacy, and promote innovation when it comes to AI,” said Chair Rodgers. “We’re at a pivotal moment with AI, and unilateral, one-size-fits-all regulations will not alleviate every concern and may ultimately hamper innovation. Next week, I look forward to discussing how the administration can work with Congress to leverage the sector-specific expertise of our federal agencies to address the evolving AI marketplace.”
Why it matters: The committee is tackling national privacy and data
security as a foundational part of their strategy to regulate AI.
Full committee hearing titled “Leveraging Agency Expertise to Foster American AI Leadership and Innovation.”
WHAT: A full committee hearing to discuss the federal government’s role in addressing the AI in the marketplace.
DATE: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
- Director Helena Fu, Director of Critical and Emerging Technology, Office of the Undersecretary for Science, Department of Energy
- Dr. Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health Information Tech, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Mr. Saif Khan, Senior Advisor to Secretary for Critical and Emerging Technologies, Department of Commerce
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Lauren Eriksen with the Committee staff at Lauren.Eriksen@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov and Christopher Krepich at Christopher.Krepich@mail.house.gov.