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Committee activity related to protecting consumers from scams, deceptive marketing, and dangerous consumer products; vehicle safety; privacy of personal and financial data; and Internet gaming.

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May 23, 2019 Hearing

The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on technology to make cars safer on Thursday, May 23, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will be entitled, “Summer Driving Dangers: Exploring Ways to Protect Drivers and Their Families.”  

 

May 22, 2019 Hearing

The Full Committee will hold a hearing on the bill on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “LIFT America: Modernizing Our Infrastructure for the Future.”

 

May 16, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and CPC Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky announced today that the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing on technology to make cars safer on Thursday, May 23, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and all 31 Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee announce the introduction of LIFT America, a comprehensive infrastructure package aimed at combating the climate crisis, expanding broadband internet access and protecting public health. A full committee hearing on LIFT America will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 AM.
May 8, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's opening remarks at a CPC Subcommittee hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission: Strengthening Protections for Americans’ Privacy and Data Security.”
May 8, 2019 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission: Strengthening Protections for Americans’ Privacy and Data Security.”

 

May 1, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and CPC Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky announced today that the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing on oversight of FTC on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:30 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Apr 23, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders wrote today to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing their concern about reports of a massive database of precise location information on hundreds of millions of consumers, known inside Google as “Sensorvault, ” and requesting a briefing and answers on how this information is used both inside and outside the company.
Apr 19, 2019 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) wrote to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to request a briefing on the efforts CDC is taking to educate the public and prevent heat illnesses among youth athletes.  Pallone’s letter comes in the wake of several of these avoidable tragedies, including one affecting a family in his home state of New Jersey. 

Apr 17, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and CPC Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky wrote today to Deputy Administrator of NHTSA Heidi King to reassume the Committee’s traditional role of oversight over the Agency.