Hearing: “The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act: Returning Money to Defrauded Consumers”

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (1:00 PM)

Meeting was rescheduled to the time and date listed above.
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Washington, D.C.
Member and witness participation will be through the Cisco WebEx Virtual Platform. Public access via the Committee website at http://energycommerce.house.gov.

Witnesses

Panel one

The Honorable Rebecca Slaughter
Acting Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

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  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 07:49 AM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 07:49 AM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 07:49 AM

Panel two

Dr. J. Howard Beales
Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management and Public Policy, George Washington University

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  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 08:18 AM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 08:18 AM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 11:16 AM

Ms. Anna Laitin
Director, Financial Fairness and Legislative Strategy, Consumer Reports

Added 04/26/2021 at 07:49 AM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 09:04 AM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 05:24 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 05:35 PM

Mr. Ted Mermin
Executive Director, Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Added 04/26/2021 at 07:49 AM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 11:07 AM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 04:03 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 04/26/2021 at 04:03 PM

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act” [PDF]

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing Memo [PDF] Added 04/23/2021 at 05:30 PM
  • Rep. Rice - Document for The Record - Letter from Veteran Education Success [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:34 PM
  • Rep. Schakowsky - Document for the Record - Letter from Consumer Groups [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:34 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - Article from the New York Times [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - Article From the Washington Post [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - A Letter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - A Research Paper from Beales and Muris Titled, “Striking the Proper Balance- Redress Under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.” [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - A Research Paper from Beales and Muris Titled, “Choice or Consequences Protecting Privacy in Commercial Information.” [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - A Research Paper from Beales and Muris Titled, “Privacy and Consumer Control.” [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - A Research Paper from Beales, Muris, Mundel Titled, “Section 13b of the FTC Act at the Supreme Court, The Middle Ground.” [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - A Supreme Court Opinion [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - Unofficial Transcript Senate Commerce Hearing 4-20-21 [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Minority - Document for the Record - Letter from the Federal Trade Commission to Rep. Latta [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 05:38 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement of Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:34 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 02:33 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Kelly Armstrong [PDF] Added 04/28/2021 at 02:33 PM
  • Opening Statement of Janice D. Schakowsky - Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce [PDF] Added 04/30/2021 at 12:04 PM

Hearing Record

  • Member Attendance [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:59 PM
  • Unedited Transcript [PDF] Added 05/05/2021 at 12:52 PM

First Published: April 20, 2021 at 05:25 PM
Last Updated: May 5, 2021 at 12:52 PM