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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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Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding imported and domestic illicit fentanyl, that when manufactured using pill presses, can make thousands of pills an hour.
Nov 9, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing titled, “Perspectives on Mixed Martial Arts.”
Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
Democrats sent a letter to full Committee Chairman Greg Walden requesting that oversight hearings be held on the Environmental Protection Agency's concerning actions related to the review and management of toxic chemicals.
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on “Securing Consumers’ Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce.”
Oct 23, 2017 In The News
The Broadcast world was shaken again two weeks ago when President Trump tweeted that he did not like one of NBC’s reports and, therefore, its broadcast licenses should be challenged and possibly revoked.
Oct 17, 2017 Press Release
Following a forum on sports-related brain trauma, Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to USA Football requesting an update on the organization’s efforts to improve the safety of youth football programs.
Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
A bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a letter to the General Services Administration requesting information on its data security vetting and requirements for awarding government contracts.
Oct 14, 2017 Press Release

Bipartisan committee leaders sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Friday, continuing its ongoing investigation into the unusually large opioid presence in the state of West Virginia.

Oct 12, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “21st Century Trade Barriers: Protectionist Cross Border Data Flow Policies Impact on U.S. Jobs.” 

Oct 3, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following opening remarks at a Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on “Oversight of the Equifax Data Breach: Answers for Consumers”