Chairs Rodgers, Bilirakis Announce Hearing on Ensuring American Leadership in Blockchain and Other Distributed Ledger Technologies
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) today announced a hearing titled “Building Blockchains: Exploring Web3 and Other Applications for Distributed Ledger Technologies.”
“The applications of emerging technologies have the potential to increase digital commerce, strengthen our supply chains, and enhance data privacy and security. It is critical that the U.S. lead in the development of distributed ledger technologies, like blockchain,” said Chairs Rodgers and Bilirakis. “If we cede our leadership, other countries like China will set the rules for more control, continue to suppress freedom, and beat us in the global economy. We look forward to holding this hearing to discuss how to build a regulatory environment that rewards innovation, entrepreneurship, and ensures American leadership in the next transformational technology.”
Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce hearing titled “Building Blockchains: Exploring Web3 and Other Applications for Distributed Ledger Technologies.”
WHAT: Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on strengthening American leadership in blockchain technology.
DATE: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
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 Jessica Herron at Jessica.Herron@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.