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Committee activity related to protecting consumers from scams, deceptive marketing, and dangerous consumer products; vehicle safety; privacy of personal and financial data; and Internet gaming.

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May 25, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released a discussion draft of a comprehensive gaming bill, the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act, or GAME Act, which allows states to legalize sports betting and online gambling if appropriate consumer protections are also in place.
May 23, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Disrupter Series: Delivering to Consumers.”  

 

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May 18, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to begin the process to roll back net neutrality protections
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Four Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats today urged their Republican counterparts to hold a hearing to examine the recent failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website to handle the high volume of comments on the FCC’s net neutrality proceeding.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a broad 21st Century infrastructure package that includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly to allow Americans sufficient time to comment on the agency’s proposal to gut net neutrality protections.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan committee leaders sent a series of letters to pill distributors and the DEA following recent reports of extremely high amounts of opioids being distributed in the state of West Virginia.
Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
Pallone and Warren requested an investigation into Administrator Pruitt's decision to reverse a previous EPA proposal to end the use of a pesticide toxic to humans.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today following a news conference on Capitol Hill in response to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to undercut net neutrality protections. Pallone was joined at the news conference by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Democratic Committee Members Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. wrote to Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in advance of the vote tomorrow, urging the FCC not to restore a loophole that would further concentrate television station ownership and raise cable costs for consumers.