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Hearing on "Transforming the FTC: Legislation to Modernize Consumer Protection"

Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:30am
Location: 
Hybrid Hearing in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and Cisco Webex

The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hybrid legislative hearing that included both in-person and remote attendance on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. This hearing took place in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely using Cisco Webex online video conferencing. The hearing is entitled, "Transforming the FTC: Legislation to Modernize Consumer Protection." 

 

Key Documents

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

Opening Statement from Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery

Opening Statement from Subcommittee Chair Schakowsky as prepared for delivery

 

Livestream

 

Legislation

H.R. 2671, the "Solidifying Habitual and Institutional Explanations of Liability and Defenses Act" or the "SHIELD Act"

H.R. 2672, the "FTC Robust Elderly Protections and Organizational Requirements to Track Scams Act" or the "FTC REPORTS Act"

H.R. 2676, the "Revealing Economic Conclusions for Suggestions Act" or the "RECS Act"

H.R. 2677, the "Technological Innovation through Modernizing Enforcement Act" or the "TIME Act"

H.R. 2690, the "Clarifying Legality and Enforcement Action Reasoning Act" or the "CLEAR Act"

H.R. 2702, the "Statement on Unfairness Reinforcement and Emphasis Act" or the "SURE Act" 

H.R. 3067, the "Online Consumer Protection Act"

H.R. 3918, a bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit the Federal Trade Commission to enforce such Act against certain tax-exempt organizations

H.R. 4447, the "21st Century FTC Act"

H.R. 4460, the "Consumer Equity Protection Act of 2021"

H.R. 4475, the "Protecting Consumers in Commerce Act of 2021"

H.R. 4483, the "Veterans and Servicemember Consumer Protection Act of 2021"

H.R. 4488, the "FTC Autonomy Act"

H.R. 4530, the "Federal Trade Commission Technologies Act of 2021"

H.R. 4551, the "Reporting Attacks from Nations Selected for Oversight and Monitoring Web Attacks and Ransomware from Enemies Act" or the "RANSOMWARE Act"

H.R. 4564, the "Federal Trade Commission Transparency Act"

 

Witnesses

Panel I

Hon. Lina Khan
Chair
Federal Trade Commission

 

Hon. Noah Joshua Phillips
Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

 

Hon. Rohit Chopra
Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

 

Hon. Rebecca K. Slaughter
Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

 

Hon. Christine S. Wilson
Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

 

Testimony of the Federal Trade Commission

 

Panel II

David Vladeck
Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

Testimony

 

Sally Greenberg
Executive Director
National Consumers League

Testimony

 

Graham Dufault
Senior Director for Public Policy
ACT | The App Association
Washington, DC

Testimony