Hearing: “Legislative Hearing to Protect Consumers and Strengthen the Economy”

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

Thursday, May 26, 2022 (12:00 PM)

2123 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
This will be a hybrid hearing held in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely on the Committee's Cisco Webex Platform. The hearing will be live streamed on the Committee's website at https://energycommerce.house.gov.

Witnesses

Ms. Tori Barnes
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 07:06 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 07:06 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 07:06 PM

Mr. Eric D. Hagopian
CEO and President, Pilot Precision Products

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 04:32 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 04:47 PM

Ms. Trista Hamsmith
Founder and Reese's Mom, Reese's Purpose

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 01:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 01:35 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 04:00 PM

Ms. Hadley Heath Manning
Vice President for Policy, Independent Women's Forum

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 02:30 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 02:30 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 02:30 PM

Ms. Katlin Kraska
Director of Federal Legislation, Government Relations, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 01:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 01:35 PM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 02:30 PM

Ms. Julie Menin
Former Commissioner, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 07:06 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 09:15 AM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 09:15 AM

Mr. Michael O'Neal
Vice President - Corporate Underwriting, First American Title Insurance Company

Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 09:46 AM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 09:46 AM
  • Witness Bio [PDF] Added 05/25/2022 at 09:46 AM

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 3355, the “Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act of 2021” or the “SAFE Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 3853, the “Pink Tax Repeal Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 3962, the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 4081, the “Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 5313, “Reese’s Law” [PDF]
  • H.R. 5441, the “Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2021” or the “PAST Act of 2021” [PDF]
  • H.R. 6290, the “Manufacturing.gov Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 6965, the “Visit America Act” [PDF]
  • H.R. 7820, the “Travel and Tourism Act” [PDF]

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF] Added 05/24/2022 at 05:34 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Horse Council [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Rep. Titus on H.R. 6965 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Return To Freedom Wild Horse Conservation [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Horses In Our Hands [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from The California League of Independent Notaries [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Rep. Dean on H.R. 3962 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Mortgage Bankers Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from The Homes for Horses Coalition [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, and the Center for a Humane Economy [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Animal Welfare Institute [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter and supporting documents from Animal Wellness Action [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the National Tribal Horse Coalition [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from 18 organizations on H.R. 3962 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Association of Equine Practitioners on H.R. 5441 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Association of Equine Practitioners on H.R. 3355 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Google [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from The Humane Society of the United States National Horse Racing Advisory Council [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Veterinary Medical Association on H.R. 5441 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Veterinary Medical Association on H.R. 3355 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • A Document for the Record - A letter from the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from The Jockey Club [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Association to the USDA Office of General Counsel [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the U.S. Trotting Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A report from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 2019 Inspections of TWH [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A report from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 2020 Inspections of TWH [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A report from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 2021 Inspections of TWH [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A report from the SHOW Horse Industry Organization on 2019 Inspections [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A report from the SHOW Horse Industry Organization on 2020 Inspections [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A report from the SHOW Horse Industry Organization on 2021 Inspections [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Statement from the North Carolina Walking Horse Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the Performance Show Horse Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the Walking Horse Trainers Association [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A study by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from 6 organizations on H.R. 3355 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Wild Horse Campaign [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Rep. Cohen on H.R. 5441 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Timothy Reiniger on H.R. 3962 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM
  • Document for the Record - A packet of letters from 17 organizations on H.R. 3355 [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:51 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement from Frank Pallone, Jr. - Chairman of the Full Committee on Energy and Commerce [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:59 PM
  • Opening Statement from Janice D. Schakowsky - Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:59 PM
  • Opening Statement from Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Ranking Member of the Full Committee on Energy and Commerce [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:59 PM
  • Opening Statement from Gus Bilirakis - Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:59 PM

Hearing Record

  • Member Attendance [PDF] Added 05/26/2022 at 04:59 PM

First Published: May 19, 2022 at 05:31 PM
Last Updated: May 27, 2022 at 09:11 AM