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E&C Announces Legislative Hearing on Bills to Protect Consumers and Strengthen the Economy

May 19, 2022
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced today that the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Thursday, May 26, at 12 p.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Legislative Hearing to Protect Consumers and Strengthen the Economy.”

“As part of our Committee’s ongoing work to protect American consumers and strengthen our economy, we will consider a range of legislation next week,” Pallone and Schakowsky said. “We’ll review legislation to protect children from potentially dangerous products, women from being unfairly charged higher prices for goods and services, and horses from the practice of soring and slaughter for consumption. The Subcommittee will also examine legislation to support our domestic manufacturing base and assist the U.S. travel and tourism industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we’ll consider legislation to modernize notarization and prevent unwanted recording by smart devices.”

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 hearing 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, May 25.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.