Energy and Commerce Committee

Consumer Protection and Commerce


Energy and Commerce Committee Launches Investigation into Potential Unfair and Deceptive Practices in the Live Event Ticketing Industry

11.21.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today launched an investigation into practices in the live event ticketing industry. In letters to Live Nation, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), StubHub, Vivid Seats, TicketNetwork, and Tickets.com, the members requested detailed information and documents pertaining to the ticketing policies and practices...

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Letters regarding unfair and deceptive practices in the live event ticketing industry

11.21.2019

Excerpt: “Nonetheless, despite ongoing bipartisan efforts by the Committee, as well as federal agency action to better understand the current ticketing marketplace, consumers still face a host of troubling practices and trends in the ticketing industry. Many of these issues relate to a lack of transparency and fairness, which places purchasers at an unfair advantage when attempting to buy tickets in the current marketplace,” the Committee leaders wrote.

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Walden and Rodgers Statement on Full Committee Passage of Brand USA, SAFE WEB Reauthorizations

11.20.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 on passage of bipartisan bills to reauthorize Brand USA and the SAFE WEB Act during today's full committee markup.

“While we may disagree on whether Oregon or Washington has the better wine, we cannot disagree on the importance of the bipartisan bills advanced today. Reauthorizing Brand USA will drive foreign tourism to the United States, which will help boost local economies, grow jobs,...

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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.”