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U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer Invited to Testify at Hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Oct 7, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) has invited United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to testify at the joint Subcommittee hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on October 16.  The invitation comes after Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) sent Lighthizer a letter in August expressing their concerns regarding the export of language mirroring Section 230 in trade agreements.

“As provisions similar to Section 230 are included in trade agreements, it’s important for the Committee to hear directly from Ambassador Lighthizer about how these provisions may affect the ability of the United States and our trading partners to enforce existing laws or write new ones,” Pallone said.  “I hope he will join us at the hearing on the 16th.” 

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