Energy and Commerce Committee

Consumer Protection and Commerce


Walden, Latta, and Rodgers Statement on U.S. Secretary of Transportation Self-Driving Cars Announcement

01.08.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao's announcement on self-driving cars:

“We are pleased to see Secretary Chao and the Trump administration prioritizing safety by continuing to advance self-driving car policies. Make no mistake about it - there is a clear global race to self-driving cars. To win that race, Congress must act immediately...

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Walden Remarks at Hearing on Combatting Digital Deception

01.08.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) remarks at a Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee hearing to examine ways to protect American consumers from bad actors online.

As Prepared for Delivery

Good morning, and welcome to our witnesses. I want to first thank Chair Schakowsky for organizing today’s incredibly insightful hearing – which is focused on deception online.

For many years, the internet has been a force for good. It provides consumers with unbelievable access to unlimited information, goods and services, and people – no matter where they...

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Walden Statement on Energy and Commerce Provisions in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Legislation

12.17.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statements on Energy and Commerce provisions included in H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Reauthorization of Provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA):

"Congress has finally put an end to an outdated law. Now we will let the marketplace work and require all sides to negotiate their agreements in good faith. We give consumers more transparency on their video bills and allow small cable operators to group together to negotiate with broadcasters....

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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.”