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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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Sep 12, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on FDA's actions to reign in e-cigarette companies marketing to kids and teens.
Sep 6, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Examining Federal Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes.”
Sep 5, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Full Committee hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Sep 5, 2018 Hearing

The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Twitter: Transparency and Accountability.”

 

Aug 27, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone and Communications and Technology Ranking Member Mike Doyle sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today urging the Commission to get to the bottom of allegations that Sinclair Broadcast Group lied to the FCC in the company’s failed attempt to acquire Tribune Media Company.
Aug 13, 2018 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph J. Simons today urging the Commission to intensify its law enforcement efforts against fraudulent and predatory practices by for-profit colleges.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone and DCCP Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King today expressing concerns over a new IG report that was critical of NHTSA’s unwillingness to properly use its enforcement authorities and King’s seemingly hands-off approach to regulation.
Jul 24, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Examining Advertising and Marketing Practices within the Substance Use Treatment Industry.”
Jul 18, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission.”
Jul 17, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Examining State Efforts to Improve Transparency of Health Care Costs for Consumers.”