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E&C Announces Additional Details on Second Legislative Hearing Focused on Holding Big Tech Accountable

Dec 2, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced additional details today on the legislative hearing the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold on Thursday, December 9, at 11:30 a.m. (EST) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, "Holding Big Tech Accountable: Legislation to Build a Safer Internet."

Pallone and Schakowsky announced last month that the Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on December 9. The hearing will consider several legislative proposals intended to enhance transparency, promote online safety, and hold Big Tech accountable.

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the proceedings via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8. 

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, legislation, witnesses, testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.