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Walden, Rodgers Applaud Senate Commerce Data Privacy Hearing, Urge House Democrats to Take Data Protection Seriously

09.17.2020

Washington, DC – After the Senate Commerce Committee announced a hearing on the need for federal data privacy legislation, 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:

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, every American has personally experienced the importance of technology. In this new normal, we need real protections for children learning online, for professionals doing business virtually, and seniors and other vulnerable communities relying on telehealth. It is past time for Congress...

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Walden & Pallone Request Stakeholder Input into Collegiate Athlete Compensation, Health Care and Academic Opportunities

09.17.2020

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) wrote to a group of 15 stakeholders today requesting their input regarding whether and how collegiate athletes should be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL), and other related matters. Legislation empowering collegiate athletes to receive payment for their NIL has been introduced in over 30 states and enacted in three, though no federal nationwide policy yet exists.

“Universities rely on their athletic programs to attract students, cultivate...

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ICYMI: AV Deliveries Continue to Show Promise

09.11.2020

Washington, DC –While autonomous vehicles (AVs) presented immense benefits before COVID-19, the pandemic has underscored the benefits of contactless deliveries to Americans, particularly seniors, across local communities.

This week, the Energy and Commerce Committee made strides to support contactless deliveries. The bipartisan American Competitiveness on More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act passed unanimously in this week’s full committee markup and included several emerging technology bills led by E&C Republicans, including the Advancing Unmanned Delivery Services Act by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH). This bill...

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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.”