Chairs Rodgers and Bilirakis Announce IDC Subcommittee Markup

Washington D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) today announced a subcommittee markup of three bills. 

"The days of Big Tech collecting unlimited data points on individuals and manipulating Americans online are numbered. It’s time for a reset of the internet ecosystem. The American Privacy Rights Act will usher in a new era by giving people the right to control their own data by reclaiming their identities and restoring America’s founding principles of freedom and self-determination,” said Chairs Rodgers and Bilirakis. “We also look forward to advancing critical policies to protect kids online and to ensure people continue to have access to A.M. radio. The Energy and Commerce Committee has a rich history of advancing important legislation in a bipartisan way, and we look forward to building on that legacy this week."

WHAT: A Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce markup of three legislative solutions. 

DATE: Thursday, May 23, 2024 

TIME: 10:00 AM ET 

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Legislation to be discussed:

  • H.R. ____, American Privacy Rights Act discussion draft (Rep. Rodgers)  
  • H.R. 7891, Kids Online Safety Act (Reps. Bilirakis, Bucshon, Castor, Houchin, Schrier)  
  • H.R. 8449, AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act (Reps. Bilirakis and Pallone) 

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Jessica Herron at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at