Energy and Commerce Committee

Consumer Protection and Commerce

Congressional Leaders Shift Self-Driving Car Talks Into High Gear


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional leaders are shifting into high gear on self-driving car legislation. The House Energy and Commerce...

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Walden Makes Staff Announcement for Energy and Commerce Committee


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) announces two personnel moves – a new member of the senior staff and a new addition – for the committee Republicans. Walden previously noted the departure of Melissa Froelich, the outgoing Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

"The Energy and Commerce Committee has a history of employing talented and dedicated professionals, and we continue that tradition today. I know Tim will excel in this new role, and I welcome Evan back to the team. The...

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Walden Remarks at Hearing on “Legislation to Make Cars in America Safer”


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered the following opening remarks at a Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on “Legislation to Make Cars in America Safer.”

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Good morning, and thank you Madame Chair for holding today’s hearing focused on auto safety.

Each year, we lose almost 37,000 people on our roads, in no small part due to impaired driving. In fact, since January 2000, more than 200,000 people have died from impaired driving. Whether it be alcohol, marijuana, or opioids, the consumption of drugs...

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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.”