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Consumer Protection and Commerce (117th Congress)


Leader Bilirakis in Consumer Protection Subcommittee Markup: Our priority is to protect American consumers

05.27.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Leader Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) delivered the following opening remarks during Thursday’s  markup.

WORKING TOGETHER

“I want to say first off that I sincerely do appreciate my colleague Mr. Cardenas from California for introducing this legislation. As I have said before, it identifies a gap in consumer protection where we need to find a solution.  I am hopeful this can be a legacy item for him, just like the legacy item we were able to...

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Leader Rodgers Opening Statement at Consumer Protection Subcommittee Markup

05.27.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following opening remarks during Thursday’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee markup.

Her remarks as prepared for delivery:

A PARTISAN PROCESS

“What speed the Majority can act with when it wants to. Our core concern about this legislation has always been about due process and proper analysis. Judging by the Majority’s process on this legislation those concerns are well founded.

“It was just one month...

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Leader Bilirakis Promotes Bipartisan Strategy to Protect People from Scams and Fraud

04.27.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) spoke at a hearing today on returning money to people hurt by scams and fraud.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

THE DESIRE FOR BIPARTISANSHIP

“I want to thank the witnesses for being here today. Acting Chair Slaughter, I appreciate you and the entire Commission’s tireless efforts fighting against scams and fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic – especially those targeting our most vulnerable constituents.

“As you know, this...

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