The Committee will examine information disclosure to consumers, allegations of hidden charges and fees, discrepancies in minutes marketed and minutes received, alleged deceptive advertising practices, and efforts by the Federal Trade Commission to combat consumer abuse in this area.
In addition, the Committee will consider S. 2998, the Prepaid Calling Card Consumer Protection Act of 2008, which was introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and cosponsored by Committee Members Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). At the hearing, Senator Nelson will preside.
The Honorable Eliot L. EngelUnited States Representative, New York, 17th District
Witness Panel 1
The Honorable William KovacicChairmanFederal Trade Commission
Witness Panel 2
Ms. Sally GreenbergExecutive DirectorNational Consumers League
Mr. Gus WestPresidentHispanic Institute
Ms. Patricia AcamporaCommissionerNew York State Public Service Commission
Ms. Rosemary O'BrienPresidentMilitary Marketing LLC