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Heinrich, Schumer, Rounds, Young to Host Press Conference Following Release of Bipartisan Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence Policy in the United States Senate

WASHINGTON — Today, at 10:15 a.m. MT/12:15 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), co-chair and co-founder of the Senate Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus, will host a press conference with his colleagues on the Bipartisan AI Working Group, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), following the release of their roadmap for artificial intelligence policy in the U.S. Senate. A one-pager detailing the roadmap can be found here. The AI roadmap can be found here.  

The roadmap follows months of discussion, hundreds of stakeholder meetings, and nine first-of-their-kind, all-Senator AI Insight Forums. 

WHEN: 10:15 a.m. MT/12:15 p.m. ET 


  • U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) 
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
  • U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.)
  • U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) 

LIVESTREAM: The event will stream live here

Heinrich leadership on AI: 

Heinrich is among leading lawmakers in Congress spearheading bipartisan efforts on responsible AI policy. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Bipartisan AI Caucus, which he established with former Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in 2019. The Caucus aims to keep the United States at the forefront of responsible AI innovation while maintaining important ethical, safety, and privacy standards.   

This Congress, Heinrich has maintained a lead role on Leader Schumer’s bipartisan AI working group to help shape policy centered around addressing the risks and harnessing the opportunities of AI. 

Heinrich has led a number of successful policy initiatives on AI. 

In 2020, Heinrich helped secure the most significant advancements for AI ever. The FY21 National Defense Authorization Act included a modified version of his Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act, a national strategy aimed at bolstering U.S. leadership in AI research and development. This legislation also included the bipartisan National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act to establish National AI Research Institutes at universities across the country.   

Additionally, Heinrich helped pass the Artificial Intelligence for the Armed Forces Act to advance the Department of Defense’s AI capabilities. He also helped provide the Pentagon with enhanced hiring authorities to recruit more AI professionals and other personnel with computational skills relevant to military applications.   

Heinrich worked to establish the National AI Research Resource Task Force (NAIRR) to develop a detailed roadmap for the development of a national AI resource for AI research and convened a group of technical experts across academia, government, and industry to develop a detailed roadmap for how the United States can build, deploy, govern, and sustain a national research cloud and associated research resources.   

A recommendation to establish the NAIRR came from the final report of the National Security Commission on AI, and work done by Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) significantly advanced the concept. Last January, the NAIRR Task Force released its final report with a roadmap for standing up a national research infrastructure that would broaden access to the resources essential to AI research and development. 

Last July, Heinrich introduced the CREATE AI Act, legislation that implements many of the recommendations of the NAIRR Task Force, providing AI researchers and students with greater access to the complex resources, data, and tools needed to develop safe and trustworthy artificial intelligence.