Letter to Senate on Judiciary Committee’s AI Hearing

Dear Chair Blumenthal and Ranking Member Hawley:  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Technology Engagement Center (“C_TEC”) appreciates your subcommittee holding today‘s important hearing, “Oversight of A.I: Rules for Artificial Intelligence.” We submit the final report of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s A.I. Commission on Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation for the record. C_TEC has long advocated for the government and the business community to work closely to advance responsible AI. Understanding the need to be forward-looking on this matter, we commissioned the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Commission, co-chaired by two of your former colleagues, Representative John Delaney (D-MD) and Representative Mike Ferguson (R-NJ). The Chamber’s goal in creating this commission was to develop recommendations to address the advancement and challenges of adopting AI in the United States.

The Commission’s report is the culmination of more than a year’s work, including five field hearings where the Commission heard testimony from 87 witnesses and extensive written feedback through three Requests for Information (RFIs). This work resulted in a series of findings that we hope will serve as pillars for future legislative and regulatory action and specific workforce, competitiveness, and national security recommendations. The report outlines a risk-based approach to using existing law and provides a pathway to address gaps or where new initiatives are needed.

 AI will increasingly impact our economy over the next 20 years and may boost global economic output by $13 trillion over the next decade. This will lead to advances in productivity, health care, and consumer benefits, but challenges will also emerge. Therefore, we appreciate today’s hearing so that policymakers can discuss current rules and regulations around the use of the technology, as well as determine where gaps existin current law to address these issues. We look forward to working with you and other leaders to develop frameworks for using responsible AI and for the United States to work with like-minded allies in crafting global standards.  We stand ready and committed to working with you and your staff to achieve these goals.

The executive summary and report can be found here, and is also attached to this correspondence. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Richards at mrichards@uschamber.com.


Tom Quaadman
Executive Vice President
Chamber Technology Engagement Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

cc: Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, & the Law