By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 5-12-20

House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican leaders have unveiled an ambitious tech legislative agenda including bills using AI to combat deep fakes, promoting data security and coming up with an IoT strategy.

They may not control the House, or the Consumer Protection Subcommittee agenda, but House Republicans have a road map for where they would like the committee to go in terms of tech legislation that will help America beat China and tackle other competitiveness challenges.

The focus, not surprisingly, is on unleashing free market ingenuity and economic growth, according to Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Consumer Protection ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.).

“Now more than ever, we must create policies that ensure America beats China over the next decade and beyond by fostering innovation, securing supply chains, and protecting consumers,” they said in unveiling their legislative wish/work list.

The agenda comprises 15 bills in four categories.  » Read More