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Walberg, House Approve Bipartisan Self-Driving Car Legislation

September 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today applauded the unanimous passage of the SELF DRIVE Act (H.R. 3388), the first major legislative effort in Congress to provide a regulatory framework to develop and deploy autonomous vehicles. This bipartisan bill would help make our roadways safer and ensure Michigan and the United States remains the leader in automotive technology. 

“Autonomous vehicles offer a promising future with the potential to reshape transportation and save lives,” said Congressman Walberg. “To encourage these advancements for consumers and car makers in Michigan, we need a smart and responsible regulatory framework to guide the way forward on self-driving cars. As the next chapter of the auto industry is written, this bipartisan bill provides a roadmap to ensure high safety standards, foster greater innovation, and boost our economy.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit