Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Jurisdiction: 
Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; regulation of commercial practices (the Federal Trade Commission), including sports-related matters; consumer affairs and consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; data security; consumer product safety (the Consumer Product Safety Commission); product liability; motor vehicle safety; and regulation of travel, tourism, and time.

Members

Republicans

Michael C. Burgess M.D. (TX), Chairman
Leonard Lance (NJ), Vice Chairman
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Pete Olson (TX)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Markwayne Mullin (OK)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)

Democrats

Jan Schakowsky (IL), Ranking Member
Yvette D. Clarke (NY)
Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Bobby L. Rush (IL)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Peter Welch (VT)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

May 16, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of May 19.

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May 15, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) today put forward draft text of legislation to address illegitimate patent demand letters. The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent assertion entities (PAEs), or patent trolls, while preserving the ability of legitimate companies to prosecute their patents.

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May 15, 2014 | Hearing

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) today put forward draft text of legislation to address illegitimate patent demand letters. The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent assertion entities (PAEs), or patent trolls, while preserving the ability of legitimate companies to prosecute their patents.

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April 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), today held a hearing on “Trolling for a Solution: Ending Abusive Patent Demand Letters.” The panel heard from stakeholders about abusive patent demand letters and explored ways to address this growing problem that is costing small businesses and threatening innovation.

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April 4, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of April 7, 2014.

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April 1, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Trolling for a Solution: Ending Abusive Patent Demand Letters.” Witnesses to be announced.

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