Chairs Rodgers and Bilirakis Announce Subcommittee Legislative Hearing on Boosting American Leadership in Self-Drive Technology
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 subcommittee legislative hearing titled “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislative Framework: Enhancing Safety, Improving Lives and Mobility, and Beating China.”
Rodgers and Bilirakis released the following statement:
“American leadership in self-driving vehicles is vital to winning the future. Self-driving cars have the potential to transform people’s lives—from reducing traffic deaths and enhancing the mobility of senior citizens and people living with disabilities, to securing thousands of American jobs driven by American-led technology and innovation.
“Inaction over the past two Congresses has put America at risk of ceding leadership in this industry to China. In order to ensure Americans can reap the benefits of self-driving vehicles, we must enact a comprehensive national law that establishes a pathway to safe deployment. We want to thank Representative Latta for his continued leadership on this issue. We look forward to hearing from industry experts, advocacy groups, and manufacturers about ways we can improve people’s lives, spur American innovation, and strengthen America’s technological competitive edge.”
Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce legislative hearing titled “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislative Framework: Enhancing Safety, Improving Lives and Mobility, and Beating China.”
WHAT: Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee legislative hearing on solutions to secure American leadership in self-driving vehicle technology.
DATE: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
TIME: 10:30 AM ET
LOCATION: 2322 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.
The following draft legislation will be discussed:
- H.R. __, The Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act or the SELF DRIVE Act (Rep. Bob Latta)
- H.R.__, To amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide for updated and new motor vehicle safety standards and regulations for highly automated vehicles and partially automated vehicles, and for other purposes. (Rep. Debbie Dingell)