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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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Apr 3, 2020 Press Release
Four bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons today urging increased vigilance and enforcement actions against scams as the recently signed CARES Act is implemented.
Mar 27, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone’s statement on passage of the third coronavirus supplemental legislation.
Mar 23, 2020 Press Release

House Democrats today introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a bold and comprehensive phase three coronavirus response bill that injects more than $2.5 trillion into the American economy.

Mar 17, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone, Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Schakowsky and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman Cicilline sent a letter to the FTC, urging them to take steps to protect American consumers from price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 13, 2020 Press Release
Three Committee leaders wrote to FTC Chairman Simons today urging him to take immediate action to prevent deceptive advertising and dangerous misinformation related to the coronavirus global pandemic.
Mar 10, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and CPC Subcommittee Chair Schakowsky issued the following statement today after the CDC recommended that all travelers should avoid cruises.
Mar 4, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's opening remarks today at a CPC Subcommittee hearing on “Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces.”
Mar 4, 2020 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled, "Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces."

 

Key Documents

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's statement after President Trump announced last night that he intends to nominate Dr. Nancy Beck as Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Feb 26, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and CPC Subcommittee Chair Schakowsky announced today that the CPC Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 4, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on the proliferation of deceptive and dangerous products on online marketplaces.