Hearing: “Transforming the FTC: Legislation to Modernize Consumer Protection”

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (10:30 AM)

2123 RHOB
Washington, D.C.

Witnesses

Panel one

The Honorable Rohit Chopra
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

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The Honorable Lina Khan
Chair, Federal Trade Commission

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The Honorable Noah Joshua Phillips
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

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The Honorable Rebecca Kelly Slaughter
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

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The Honorable Christine S. Wilson
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

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Panel two

Mr. Graham Dufault
Senior Director for Public Policy, ACT| The App Association

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Ms. Sally Greenberg
Executive Director, National Consumers League

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Mr. David Vladeck
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 2671, the “Solidifying Habitual and Institutional Explanations of Liability and Defenses Act” or the “SHIELD Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 2672, the “FTC Robust Elderly Protections and Organizational Requirements to Track Scams Act” or the “FTC REPORTS Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 2676, the “Revealing Economic Conclusions for Suggestions Act” or the “RECS Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 2677, the “Technological Innovation through Modernizing Enforcement Act” or the “TIME Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 2690, the “Clarifying Legality and Enforcement Action Reasoning Act” or the “CLEAR Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 2702, the “Statement on Unfairness Reinforcement and Emphasis Act” or the “SURE Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 3067, the “Online Consumer Protection Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 3918, a bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit the Federal Trade Commission to enforce such Act against certain tax-exempt organizations [PDF]
  • H.R. 4447, the “21st Century FTC Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4460, the “Consumer Equity Protection Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4475, the “Protecting Consumers in Commerce Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4483, the “Veterans and Servicemember Consumer Protection Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4488, the “FTC Autonomy Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4530, the “Federal Trade Commission Technologists Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4551, the “Reporting Attacks from Nations Selected for Oversight and Monitoring Web Attacks and Ransomware from Enemies Act” or the “RANSOMWARE Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4564, the “Federal Trade Commission Transparency Act” [PDF]

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF] Added 07/27/2021 at 04:30 PM
  • The Federal Trade Commission's Written Testimony [PDF] Added 07/27/2021 at 04:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Letter from Senator Toomey to Commissioner Chopra dated June 17, 2021 [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Letter from Senator Toomey to Commissioner Chopra dated July 13, 2021 [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Dissenting Statement from Commissioners Phillips and Wilson Regarding Withdrawal of Sec 5 Statement of Enforcement Principles [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Dissenting Statement of Commissioners Phillips and Wilson Regarding revised Section 18 [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Letter from Security Industry Association [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Letter from the Committee for Justice [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Letter from the Chamber of Commerce [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement of Frank Pallone Jr., Chairman of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Opening Statement of Gus Bilirakis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM
  • Opening Statement of Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM

Hearing Record

  • Member Attendance [PDF] Added 07/29/2021 at 02:18 PM

First Published: July 21, 2021 at 01:47 PM
Last Updated: July 29, 2021 at 02:18 PM