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.
More on Consumer Protection
Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today on new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems released by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democrats today sent a letter to Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith seeking more information about the massive data breach that has compromised the sensitive personal information of approximately 143 million Americans. The members asked what Equifax is doing to make consumers whole, how the breach occurred, and what the company is doing to safeguard against security breaches in the future.
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's remarks on the House Floor today during consideration of the SELF DRIVE Act (H.R. 3388).
Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb today seeking a more thorough explanation for the agency’s decision to delay much-needed public health oversight for newly deemed products, as well as other aspects of FDA’s recently announced regulatory framework for tobacco products.
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) today urging the agency to go further in evaluating whether credit monitoring services used by private and public entities in response to data breaches provide effective consumer protection.
Ranking Members Grijalva and Pallone sent a letter with several colleagues to Interior Secretary Zinke urging him to allow the NAS to resume an ongoing study of the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining.
Aug 10, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders today sent a letter to CDC requesting additional information on the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, CDC’s role in the Flint water crisis response, and federal investment in lead poisoning prevention and surveillance.
Aug 7, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone sent a letter to Justice Retail today raising a series of questions regarding reports that one of the company’s cosmetic products marketed to kids and teens, Just Shine Shimmer Powder, contained high levels of the known human carcinogen asbestos in addition to toxic heavy metals including lead.
Eleven Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats today submitted public comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to roll back net neutrality regulations stating that the proposal fundamentally and profoundly run counter to the law. The lawmakers wrote that the FCC’s proposal misstates the distinction Congress made in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 between telecommunications services and information services.
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle today wrote to Republican Committee leaders with a list of eight additional witnesses that they say should be added for the full committee hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality hearing.