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E&C Announces Legislative Hearing with FTC Commissioners

Jul 21, 2021
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 with the five Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). The hearing is entitled, “Transforming the FTC: Legislation to Modernize Consumer Protection.”
 
“The FTC is the nation’s premiere consumer protection agency, but there is more that we can do to empower the agency with better tools and authorities to protect American consumers,” Pallone and Schakowsky said. “Next week, we will hear from the FTC Commissioners as well as a panel of consumer protection advocates and experts as we consider legislation intended to strengthen and modernize the FTC for the challenges faced by the 21st Century American consumer.”
 
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 Tuesday, July 27.  
 
House Radio/TV Gallery:
202-225-5214
 
House Periodical Gallery:
202-225-2941
 
House Daily Press Gallery:
202-225-3945
 
Photographer Gallery:
202-224-6548
 
Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, the legislation to be discussed, witnesses, testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.
 
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