This week in Washington IP events, Tuesday kicks off with a House Space Subcommittee hearing on research and development into social distancing configurations in air travel seating, while the House IP Subcommittee holds a hearing on Thursday to explore innovation and technology used by the federal court system in their response to COVID-19. The Senate Commerce Committee will likely look at funding for rural broadband initiatives during a Wednesday hearing on Federal Communications Commission oversight. Among tech policy institutes, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discusses the future of autonomous vehicle systems in goods transportation, while New America hosts several events this week on digital payment systems, meat produced without animal agriculture, Section 230 liability provisions for online service providers and broadband initiatives to aid American schoolchildren. 

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