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  • Digital Age and Disinformation
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    Digital Age and Disinformation

    Facebook Global Policy Management Head Monika Bickert and other technology experts testified at a hearing on the spread of disinformation on social media and other internet platforms. Facebook recently…

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  • Google and Reddit Officials Testify on Internet and Consumer Protection
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    Internet and Consumer Protection

    Google and Reddit officials testified before two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees about internet privacy and consumer protection. The hearing focused on Section 230 of the…

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  • Hazardous Products and Consumer Safety
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    Hazardous Products and Consumer Safety

    A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing on efforts to protect children and consumers from hazardous products. Among the witnesses were Consumer Reports Home and Products…

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  • Summer Driving Safety
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    Summer Driving Safety

    The House Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on dangers facing drivers in the summer vacation season and ways new technology could reduce…

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  • Drunk Driving Prevention
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    Drunk Driving Prevention

    A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing on vehicle technologies designed to prevent drunk driving. Members heard from industry representatives, a former regulator, and the…

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  • FTC Officials Testify at House Oversight Hearing
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    Federal Trade Commission Oversight

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held an oversight hearing with all five Federal Trade Commission commissioners. They answered…

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  • House Panel Considers Horse Racing AntiDoping Legislation
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    Horse Racing Anti-Doping Program

    A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing to consider legislation requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program in horse racing. Representatives Andy Barr…

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  • House Panel Explores Benefits of Quantum Computing
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    Quantum Computing

    Academic researchers and technology industry executives briefed members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the potential applications for quantum computing, a technology under…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Federal Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards
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    Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards

    Two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees held a joint hearing on the corporate average fuel economy program and greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles. Representatives from the…

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  • Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax CEO Over Data Breach
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    House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Equifax Data Breach

    Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the credit ratings agency’s data breach that put the personal and financial records of more than 140…

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  • Auto Industry Executives Testify on SelfDriving Cars
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    Self-Driving Cars

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing about the deployment status of self-driving cars. Auto industry officials explained…

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  • Spyware
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    Spyware

    Witnesses testified about the use of software and programs designed to track Internet use after downloading computer applications over the Internet. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • US Tourism Industry Issues
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    U.S. Tourism Industry Issues

    Tourism industry officials testified about the state of the industry, the impact of the war with Iraq on travel and tourism, the impact of increased border and port security, and future…

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  • Online Travel Sites
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    Online Travel Sites

    Witnesses testified about online travel sites, consumer protections, and the value of electronic commerce to the travel industry. They also talked about the state of competition and fair…

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  • Implementation of the TREAD Act
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    Implementation of the TREAD Act

    Government officials testified about the tire recall law (TREAD) passed in response to the Firestone tire recall investigation, how the law has been implemented, and whether the industry is…

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  • Challenges Facing Amateur Athletics
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    Challenges Facing Amateur Athletics

    Witnesses testified regarding how gambling and commercialization have affected amateur athletics.

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  • Electronic Communications Networks
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    Electronic Communications Networks

    Witnesses testified about the infrastructure of U.S. electronic communications networks, electronic trading, and the stability of U.S. stock markets.

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  • Music Lyric Regulation and Rap Music
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    Music Lyric Regulation and Rap Music

    The subcommittee heard testimony from music industry representatives and high school students about the effects of music lyrics, focusing on “offensive, violent and misogynistic” lyrics. A…

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  • Presidential Health Care Proposal
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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Secretary Shalala testified on the president’s health care reform proposal and the long-term effects of its implementation. She took a series of questions in the first of numerous such…

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  • Insurance Insolvencies
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    Insurance Insolvencies

    The committee heard testimony from insurance industry representatives on the reliability state-run insurance guarantee funds, which are intended to repay holders of insurance policies from…

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