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  • Center for Study of Responsive Law Conference Part 2
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    Center for Study of Responsive Law Conference, Part 2

    Consumer advocate and two-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and and several experts delivered remarks on capitalism and free market policies at a day-long conference hosted by the…

  • President Trump Delivers Remarks on Drug Pricing
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    President Trump on Drug Pricing

    President Trump visited the Health and Human Services Department to announce changes to Medicare prescription drug prices. He said the push to bring down drug prices would make medication…

  • Communicators with Joseph Turow
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    Communicators with Joseph Turow

    Joseph Turow, a University of Pennsylvania professor, talked about cyber privacy policies. He said many people mistakenly believe the term “privacy policy” guarantees their information will…

  • HHS Secretary Azar Speaks at Prescription Drug Prices Forum
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    Prescription Drug Prices

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar delivered remarks at a National Academy of Medicine forum on prescription drug prices. Secretary Azar announced a new Trump administration proposal…

  • Senate Panel Looks at Data Privacy and Protection
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    Data Privacy and Protection

    Technology experts and privacy advocates testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on consumer data privacy. The committee was considering drafting legislation that seeks to address consumer…

  • Google Apple Amazon and Other Tech Companies Testify on Data Privacy
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    Data Privacy and Protection

    Executives from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Google, Twitter, and Charter Communications testified on data privacy before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The committee…

  • US Treasurer Jovita Carranza Testifies at Financial Literacy Hearing
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    Financial Literacy and Retirement

    U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza was among the witnesses at a Senate Health subcommittee roundtable on financial literacy and retirement savings. Senators asked her and private industry…

  • Communicators with Victoria Espinel and Nuala OConnor
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    Communicators with Victoria Espinel and Nuala O'Connor

    Victoria Espinel and and Nuala O’Connor, respectively the presidents and CEOs of BSA-The Software Alliance and the Center for Democracy and Technology, talked about the European Union’s…

  • Washington Journal Ann Marie Buerkle Discusses the Role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
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    Ann Marie Buerkle on the Role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Consumer Product Safety Commission Acting Chair Ann Marie Buerkle talked about her agency’s mission and legislative priorities.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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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