Congresswoman Laurel Lee — March 23, 2024

Harnessing a Safe Future for AI in America

As a member of the House Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, it is important for me to hear from leaders within the technology industry on the current state of artificial intelligence (AI), and from business leaders about the ways in which AI affects their industries.

This week, the Committee on House Administration hosted a forum to discuss AI in the legislative branch, and how we can harness AI to provide better service to the public. I will continue to work toward policies that promote safe AI innovation and ingenuity.




Working to Combat Online Child Exploitation

This week, my bill, the REPORT Act, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee and will now head to the House floor for a vote. In recent years, crimes involving the exploitation of children online through Child Sex Abuse Material (CSAM) have increased worldwide. The REPORT Act will modernize and strengthen current reporting procedures, like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or NCMEC’s CyberTipline. This bill will assist law enforcement in the fight against the online exploitation of children.


Watch here.


I was so happy to meet with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CEO, Michelle DeLaune, this week in D.C.

Thank you for your partnership in continuing this important work for children and families throughout the U.S.



2024 Congressional Art Competition

The 2024 Congressional Art Competition is officially accepting submissions! All FL-15 high school students are eligible to submit an original piece of two-dimensional visual art. The winner will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. My office will be accepting submissions until Friday, April 12th at 5pm. Visit my website or call my office at (813) 393-5077 for more information.




Celebrating National Agriculture Day

In Florida’s 15th District, agriculture is a cornerstone of our community and economy. As a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Caucus in Congress, supporting our local agriculture producers will always be a top priority of mine. This week, we recognized National Agriculture Day—I am proud to celebrate and champion this unique and diverse part of our community.





Polk County Leaders in our Nation’s Capital

It is always a pleasure to meet with local leaders from Florida’s 15th District here in Washington, D.C. Thank you, Polk County Commissioner Bill Braswell, Bill Beasley, Todd Bond, and Michael Galano for stopping by my office this week! I am grateful for your partnerships to ensure our FL15 community can prosper.


Join Me At Service Academy Day

This years’ Service Academy Day is quickly approaching. If you, or a student you know, are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies, please join me at Service Academy Day on April 6th, 2024, at the University of South Florida. If you have a goal of serving our country and want to learn more about attending a service academy, I hope you will join us! Visit my website or reach out to my office at (813) 393-5077 for more information.





Laurel M. Lee
Member of Congress


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