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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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  • Prescription Drug Prices
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    Prescription Drug Prices

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), who chairs the Senate Special Committee on Aging, delivered a speech at the Pew Charitable Trusts on prescription drug prices. She outlined investigative work…

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  • TMobile and Sprint Executives Testify on Proposed Merger
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    T-Mobile-Sprint Proposed Merger

    The heads of T-Mobile and Sprint testified before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the proposed merger that would form the country’s second largest wireless carrier. They talked about how the…

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  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar Pressed on Migrant FamilyReunification Efforts
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    Prescription Drug Supply and Cost

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testified at a hearing on efforts to limit increases in prescription drug prices without disincentivizing research and development efforts by major pharmaceutical firms. He…

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  • Secretary Azar Testifies on Prescription Drug Pricing Plan
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    Prescription Drug Pricing

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testified before the Senate Health Committee on President Trump’s plan to reduce prescription drug costs for patients. In his testimony, Secretary…

    1,038 views
  • FCC and FTC Leaders Testify on 2019 Budget Requests
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    FCC and FTC Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Requests

    The chairs of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) testified at a hearing on their agencies' respective fiscal year 2019 budget requests. Some of the…

    347 views
  • Data Breaches and Cyber Threats
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    Data Breaches and Cyber Threats

    Technology experts talked about recent data challenges with Equifax and Facebook. They also discussed how corporations were dealing with the fallout from security breaches and best practices in…

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  • Digital Electric Grid
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    Digital Electric Grid

    Consumer advocates talked about the challenges around the expansion and modernization of the digital electric grid and the concerns around privacy and accessibility to low-income and rural…

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  • Consumer Federation of America Acting Chair Remarks
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    Consumer Federation of America Acting Chair Remarks

    Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, addressed a forum hosted by the Consumer Federation of America. The event brought together government,…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Social Security Numbers Loss and Theft Prevention
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    Social Security Numbers Loss and Theft Prevention

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security convened a hearing to examine the dangers of identity theft or losing one’s Social Security number. Notable witnesses included…

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  • Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon Part 2
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    Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon, Part 2

    "The Communicators visited a Capitol Hill "hackathon"seminar in which congressional staffers and employees from government agencies and outside groups brainstorm about how to use technology to open up…

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  • Communicators with Gigi Sohn and Robert McDowell
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    Communicators with Gigi Sohn and Robert McDowell

    Gigi Sohn and Robert McDowell talked about the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint and what it means for the two companies, consumers, and the wider cellular and communications world.

    312 views
  • Panelists Discuss Privacy in Telecommunications and Internet
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    Digital Platforms and Users' Rights

    Panelists talked about New Americ ‘s 2018 study that ranks major global telecommunications and internet companies based on their digital platform policies relating to users’ privacy and…

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  • Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon
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    Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), along with staffers and others at a congressional “Hackathon,” talked about their efforts to make…

    209 views
  • FCC and FTC Host Forum on Combating Robocalls
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    Combating Robocalls

    Communications analysts and officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission talked about ways to deal with illegal robocalls. The panelists focused on…

    702 views
  • Director Mulvaney Testifies on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report
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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, also the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the consumer agency’s semi-annual report to…

    2,799 views
  • Consumer Federation of America Food Policy Conference Nutritional Information Panel
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    Consumer Federation of America Food Policy Conference, Nutritional Information Panel

    Representatives from the Center for Food Integrity, the Think Healthy Group, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest took part in a panel discussion of the Consumer Federation of…

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  • Washington Journal Michael Farren Discusses the Future of Autonomous Vehicles
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    Michael Farren on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    Michael Farren talked about the recent pedestrian death by a self-driving car and the future of autonomous vehicles.

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  • Communicators with Bob Quinn
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    Communicators with Bob Quinn

    Bob Quinn, AT&T’s top lobbyist in Washington, D.C., talked about the trial that began that week over his company’s plan to buy Time Warner. The Justice Department brought an antitrust suit against AT&T,…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Ecommerce and Intellectual Property Rights Protection
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    E-Commerce and Counterfeit Goods

    Representatives from the Customs and Border Protection Office, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified at a hearing on ways to protect…

    737 views
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