Energy and Commerce Committee

Consumer Protection and Commerce

Walden Remarks at Hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered the following remarks at a joint hearing with Subcommittees Communications and Technology and Consumer Protection and Commerce titled, “Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumers.”

As Prepared for Delivery

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to welcome our witnesses to this hearing – it is without question a balanced roster of experts in the field. Last Congress, we held significant hearings that jump-started the discussion on the state of online protections, as well as the legal basis underpinning the...

Press Release

CNBC: California’s costly and complex privacy law highlights need for a national framework


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) continues to push for a strong federal privacy bill. According to a Berkeley Economic Advising and Research, LLC report, California's new privacy law could cost companies up to $55 billion in compliance costs.

In the absence of one national standard, states are coming up with their own privacy legislation. The patchwork of state laws will be costly and complex; and for those small companies, this will move important resources from research and development budgets into compliance costs....

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WSJ Opinion: California Can’t Go Its Own Way


WASHINGTON, DC – California is trying to set the rules for the rest of the country on vehicle standards. In 2009, California...

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Consumer Protection and Commerce


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.”