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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Walden to Join Axios ‘Connecting the Future’ Event


Conversation will include the SELF DRIVE Act, legislation to ensure the safe and innovative development of self-driving cars.

WASHINGTON, DC – Next Wednesday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will join Axios’s Mike Allen at Connecting the Future for a discussion on technology, the future of transportation, and the SELF DRIVE Act.

Originating in the Energy and Commerce Committee, the SELF DRIVE Act is first-of-its-kind legislation to adapt federal motor vehicle safety standards to emerging autonomous technology, and clarify federal and state roles with respect to self-driving cars. It passed the House by voice vote last year.

WHO: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Axios co-founder Mike Allen.

WHAT: Axios’s Connecting the Future event.

WHERE: AJAX, 1011 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. ET.

To RSVP, please email Ali Rubin at

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