Energy and Commerce Committee

Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection


Walden, Latta on the Nomination of Joseph Simons as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission

10.19.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced the nominations of Joseph Simons as chairman and Rohit Chopra as commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

“The FTC is tasked with the important work of protecting consumers and supporting a vibrant, competitive economy for all. With the nomination of Mr. Simons as chairman, we are closer to a full complement of leadership at the commission. We thank...

Press Release

Chairman Walden Shares Agency Responses to Cut Down on Administrative Waste

10.18.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In February of 2017, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) sent letters to the Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting information on studies and/or efforts to identify and eliminate administrative waste within the agencies.

The committee request was spurred by a Washington Post report from 2016 that revealed the Department of Defense was sitting on an analysis of back office expenditures that could have resulted in savings of $125...

Press Release

Letters to DOC, DOE, EPA, and HHS Promoting Cost-Saving Practices Across the Federal Government

10.18.2017

Excerpt: "I write today to share the responses from the other agencies sent to the Committee in response to the February letter. I hope by sharing ideas and initiatives from other departments and agencies that this will be helpful to your department's efforts to reduce administrative waste and achieve significant budget savings."

To read the letter to the Department of Commerce, click here. 

To read the letter to the Department of Energy, click here. 

To read the letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, click here.

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Letter

Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

Jurisdiction


Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; data security; motor vehicle safety; regulation of commercial practices (the Federal Trade Commission), including sports-related matters; consumer product safety (the Consumer Product Safety Commission); product liability; and regulation of travel, tourism, and time.  The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction can be directly traced to Congress’ constitutional authority “to regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”