Energy and Commerce Committee

Consumer Protection and Commerce


Walden Remarks at Hearing on “Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products”

06.13.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on "Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products."

As Prepared for Delivery

Good morning and welcome to the first Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee legislative hearing of the year. Today, we will discuss several bills – all with the same objective: improving consumer safety.

This hearing is important for two reasons:

First, the opportunity to discuss the bills under consideration and policies to improve the safety of...

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E&C Republicans Support House Democrats’ Request for Bipartisan Net Neutrality Working Group

05.23.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and Consumer Protection and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after 47 Democrats – led by Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Scott Peters (D-CA) – signed a letter to Democratic leadership looking to form a bipartisan working group to solve net neutrality.

"We have long said that a permanent, bipartisan legislative solution produced in good faith with our Democratic colleagues is the only way...

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Walden Remarks at Full Committee Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2741, the LIFT America Act

05.22.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered the following opening remarks today at a full committee legislative hearing on H.R. 2741, the “Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act."

As Prepared for Delivery

Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding today’s hearing.

I am encouraged that members from both sides of the aisle, as well as President Trump, are taking serious interest in what should be a shared priority for us all: rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. I think we can all agree that Republicans and...

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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.”