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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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Aug 6, 2020 Press Release
Pallone announced a Committee investigation into health and dental insurance companies' business practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 5, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan House and Senate Committee leaders urged the Department of Commerce and FTC to work with EU partners on interim guidance following the recent decision overturning the Privacy Shield Framework.
Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
Four Committee leaders wrote to FTC Chairman Simons and FDA Commissioner Hahn today regarding troubling reports about fraudulent antibody test scams occurring in consumer marketplaces.
Jul 9, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone‘s opening remarks today at a CPC Subcommittee hearing on “Consumers Beware: Increased Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Jul 9, 2020 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a remote hearing on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. via Cisco Webex.  The hearing is entitled, "Consumers Beware: Increased Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

 

Key Documents

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

Jul 8, 2020 Press Release
Today, four Committee leaders sent letters to the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter to request information on their companies’ response to disinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 8, 2020 Hearing

The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a remote hearing on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 11 a.m. via Cisco Webex.  The hearing is entitled, "Addressing the Urgent Needs of Our Tribal Communities."

 

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone released the following statement today after H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 233-188.
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone and CPC Subcommittee Chair Schakowsky announced today that the CPC Subcommittee will hold a fully remote hearing on Thursday, July 9, at 12 pm (EDT) entitled “Consumers Beware: Increased Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Chairman Pallone requested information from medical companies about their practices and prices for diagnostic and serological tests for COVID-19.