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Consumer Protection

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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Jun 23, 2021 Press Release
Pallone and Schakowsky on House passage of four consumer protection bills.
Jun 16, 2021 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after President Biden announced that newly confirmed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Lina Khan will serve as Chair of the agency:

“I congratulate Chair Khan on her appointment to lead the FTC during this pivotal time for both consumer protection and anti-trust. I look forward to working together to put consumers first. 

Jun 10, 2021 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's opening remarks at a full committee markup of methane, energy cybersecurity, and consumer protection bills.
Jun 10, 2021 Markup

The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup session on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. via Cisco Webex. 

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Full Committee

Opening Statement from Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery

Jun 10, 2021 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's statement on committee passage of legislation restoring FTC’s 13(b) consumer protection powers.
Jun 8, 2021 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. via Cisco Webex. The hearing is entitled, "The Fiscal Year 2022 Department of Commerce Budget."

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce

Jun 8, 2021 Press Release
Energy and Commerce announces full committee markup of methane, energy cybersecurity, and consumer protection bills.
Jun 8, 2021 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's opening remarks at a budget hearing with Commerce Secretary Raimondo.
Jun 2, 2021 Press Release
E&C leaders applaud the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for finalizing a new safety standard for infant sleep products.
Jun 1, 2021 Press Release
Energy and Commerce announces additional details on budget hearing with Commerce Secretary Raimondo.