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What we're hearing: Lieu on the House AI working group

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Feb 29, 2024
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Rep. Ted Lieu told reporters he's meeting with House AI working group chair Jay Obernolte on Thursday to align their goals and set the schedule for meetings.

The big picture: Lieu, the working group co-chair, says they're planning for years of legislative work.

  • "Jay and I have this view, which is, this is not one of those situations where it's one 5,000-page bill that's done one time and then we're done."
  • "This is gonna be a multiyear process with different bills each year addressing different topics."

Catch up quick: Obernolte has also forecast a long timeline for legislation, telling Axios this month that it's going to take a "years" to get the work done.

  • Obernolte: "Obviously this is not the work of just a few months; this is going to be the work of years and years. But it's important that we get started. I think we're behind."

Our thought bubble: Legislation that addresses election-related AI concerns is likely to be a nearer-term goal as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle worry how it could impact them.

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