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FTC Highlights Work to Protect Consumers From Deceiving Ads from Trial Bar

11.20.2020

Earlier this month, Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leaders wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging them to crack down on deceptive and dangerous lawsuit advertising and marketing practices by plaintiff lawyers that were potentially jeopardizing patients’ health.

The letter, by Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY),...

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Walden, Rodgers Statement on House Passage of Consumer Protection & Commerce Bills

11.17.2020

Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released a statement after the House of Representatives passed three consumer protection and commerce bills from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

“As our nation continues to fight COVID-19, bad actors have sought to take advantage of the pandemic to scam American consumers with false promises of cures, tests, stimulus checks, and more. This not only hurts innocent Americans during an incredibly difficult time; it also undermines...

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Walden, Rodgers Statement on FTC Zoom Settlement, National Data Privacy Framework

11.10.2020

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to boost its security practices after undermining the safety of and misleading its users, which skyrocketed from 10 million in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020 during COVID-19.

“Due to COVID-19, millions of Americans turned to Zoom’s platform to stay connected to loved ones and educate their children. Their...

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Consumer Protection and Commerce

Jurisdiction


Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; data security; motor vehicle safety; regulation of commercial practices (the Federal Trade Commission), including sports-related matters; consumer product safety (the Consumer Product Safety Commission); product liability; and regulation of travel, tourism, and time.  The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction can be directly traced to Congress’ constitutional authority “to regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”