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Consumer Protection

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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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.
Aug 4, 2017 Press Release
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.
Aug 3, 2017 Press Release
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.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Full Committee markup of legislation on autonomous vehicles, safe drinking water, and public health.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting information on a commitment from the league to donate $30 million to the NIH to support research into health issues affecting athletes.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders' joint statement in response to news reports highlighting a new study examining the brains of former NFL players.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following opening remarks at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on “Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission:”
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to committee leaders to express the need to expand the list of witnesses for the full committee hearing on the FCC's net neutrality proceeding.
Jul 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. introduced the Viewer Protection Act, (H.R. __), which would establish a Viewer Protection Fund to fully protect broadcast viewers and expeditiously get new mobile broadband spectrum into the hands of consumers.