August 15, 2023

New Dems Announce First Ever Artificial Intelligence Working Group

Led by New Dem Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer, the AI Working Group will develop and advance forward-thinking policies that both encourage innovation and guard against potential risks

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06) announced the formation of the Coalition’s first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group. Led by Working Group Chair Derek Kilmer and Vice Chairs Don Beyer (VA-08), Jeff Jackson (NC-14), Sara Jacobs (CA-51), Susie Lee (NV-03), and Haley Stevens (MI-11), New Dems will engage with the Biden administration, key stakeholders and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and Capitol to develop and advance sensible, bipartisan policies to address this emerging technology. 

Since the Coalition’s founding over 25 years ago, New Dems have been on the cutting edge of technological innovation. In 2019, the Coalition held its first roundtable on AI and New Dems will continue to respond to changes in the technological landscape through new initiatives like the AI Working Group. 

Artificial Intelligence Working Group Chair Derek Kilmer released the following statement:

“Artificial Intelligence is the next great frontier of technological advancement, with the power to transform much of our lives - from health care to commerce to productivity, and more. We are already seeing how breakthroughs in this emerging technology present both great opportunities and challenges with potential disruptions for workers, for democracy, and for national security.  

“As AI’s applications expand and change, it is incumbent on lawmakers to address its unique opportunities and challenges by creating a regulatory framework that both encourages growth while guarding against potential risks. This AI Working Group will focus on understanding AI’s many applications, assessing their benefits and drawbacks, and proposing policies that position the U.S. as a world leader in AI innovation and safety.” 

See below for a full list of Artificial Intelligence Working Group Members: 
  • Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
  • Vice Chair Don Beyer (VA-08)
  • Vice Chair Jeff Jackson (NC-14)
  • Vice Chair Sara Jacobs (CA-51)
  • Vice Chair Susie Lee (NV-03)
  • Vice Chair Haley Stevens (MI-11)
  • Rep. Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)
  • Rep. Yadira Caraveo (CO-08)
  • Rep. Troy Carter (LA-02)
  • Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06)
  • Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02)
  • Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
  • Rep. Valerie Foushee (NC-04)
  • Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04)
  • Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
  • Rep. Glenn Ivey (MD-04)
  • Rep. Joe Morelle (NY-25)
  • Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06)
  • Rep. Brittany Pettersen (CO-07)
  • Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08)
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-07)
  • Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03)