Chairs Rodgers and Latta Announce Hearing on Exploring the Uses of AI for U.S. Communications Networks

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) announced a subcommittee hearing titled “Leveraging AI to Enhance American Communications.” This is the third in the committee’s hearings series exploring the role of Artificial Intelligence across every sector of the economy, including healthcare, telecommunications, emerging technologies, and energy.

The Chairs released the following statement:

“In the communications sector, AI could enhance the performance of next-generation networks and vastly improve internet speeds. But with the benefits of AI come potential risks, like enabling cybercriminals to develop potent threats to our critical communications infrastructure. American leadership is vital to ensure the responsible deployment of AI, protect people’s privacy, and unleash the full potential of this technology," said Chairs Rodgers and Johnson. “We look forward to this subcommittee hearing, where members will hear from industry representatives and other stakeholders about how networks are using AI tools, the risks associated with those tools, and how AI technology can be used to improve our communications systems.”

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing titled: “Leveraging AI to Enhance American Communications.”

WHAT: Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on the use of artificial intelligence technology on America’s communications networks.

DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 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 If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Noah Jackson at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at

Note: The Energy and Commerce Committee to date has also held hearings exploring how to unlock AI’s potential in the energy sector and how safeguarding Americans’ data with a national privacy standard is a necessary first step to ensuring AI is used responsibly.