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E&C Announces Additional Details on Section 230 Legislative Hearing to Hold Big Tech Accountable

Nov 23, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced additional details today on the legislative hearing the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold on Wednesday, December 1, at 10:30 a.m. EST in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Holding Big Tech Accountable: Targeted Reforms to Tech’s Legal Immunity.” 

Pallone and Doyle announced last week that the Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on December 1. The hearing will examine several bills that would allow people to hold tech companies accountable through reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. 

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 Tuesday, November 30. 

House Radio/TV Gallery:

radiotv@mail.house.gov

202-225-5214

House Periodical Gallery:

periodical.press@mail.house.gov

202-225-2941

House Daily Press Gallery:

dailypressgallery@mail.house.gov

202-225-3945

Photographer Gallery:

press_photo@saa.senate.gov

202-224-6548

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

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