House lawmakers on Tuesday touted progress toward bipartisan legislation on self-driving cars, with plans to release draft language soon.
The development comes as pressure grows on Congress to quickly provide a regulatory framework for the fast-developing industry.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), the chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, told reporters that draft sections would be released “very soon.”
A Schakowsky aide told reporters there will be a minimum of five new sections in addition to six earlier draft sections that were released last year.
Those were seen as a breakthrough for Congress, coming years after lawmakers first began debating rules for self-driving cars. A spokesperson for Republicans on the committee confirmed to The Hill that the last sections are set to be released this week.