The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security is responsible for consumer affairs and consumer product safety; product liability; property and casualty insurance; sports-related matters; consumer privacy and data security protection, and international data transfer issues. The subcommittee conducts oversight of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and the Office of the Secretary of Commerce.
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Press Releases 08/11/2022
Wicker Statement on FTC Notice on Privacy
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on data privacy:
Press Releases 06/22/2022
Commerce Committee Advances Cantwell, Grassley Bipartisan Bill to Combat Rising Prescription Drug Prices
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today advanced the bipartisan Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act to the full Senate.
Press Releases 06/17/2022
Wicker Writes to NCAA Ahead of Title IX 50th Anniversary
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today sent a letter to Mark Emmert, President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), requesting an update on the organization’s Title IX enforcement, including funding information, data collection methods, U.S. universities’ compliance evaluations, and enforcement procedures. The letter comes in advance of the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which will occur on July 23, 2022.
Press Releases 06/14/2022
Murray, Cantwell, Casey Call on FTC to Investigate Price Gouging of Infant Formula
Murray, Cantwell, Casey push FTC to investigate whether major retail chains have engaged in unfair trade practices by raising prices for specialized formulas during nationwide shortage
Press Releases 06/3/2022
House and Senate Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft of Comprehensive Data Privacy Bill
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. D-N.J., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today released a discussion draft of a comprehensive national data privacy and data security framework. The draft legislation is the first comprehensive privacy proposal to gain bipartisan, bicameral support.
Press Releases 05/27/2022
Cantwell: “We have proof now .... that there is manipulation in oil markets.”
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, took to the Senate floor today to call for immediate action to pass the Transportation Fuel Market Transparency Act, which would greatly enhance federal oversight of petroleum markets that drive the prices consumers face at the pump.
Press Releases 05/26/2022
Cantwell Advances Her Bill Targeting Fuel Market Anomalies Hurting Consumers
Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation advanced Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) Transportation Fuel Market Transparency Act, which would significantly increase transportation fuel market transparency and direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proactively monitor and prevent any fraud or manipulation that may be artificially inflating pump prices.
Press Releases 05/25/2022
Wicker Advances Blockchain Bill, Calls out Political Posturing on High Gas Prices
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today praised committee passage of legislation he sponsored to boost research into blockchain technology, while also calling out national Democrats for their political posturing on soaring gas prices.
Press Releases 05/24/2022
Cantwell, Grassley Want New Enforcement Authority for FTC to Fight Unfair Drug Pricing Practices and Provide More Transparency
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation today that would empower the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase drug pricing transparency and hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) accountable for unfair and deceptive practices that drive up the costs of prescription drugs at the expense of consumers.
Press Releases 05/11/2022
Cantwell-Led Bill to Restore FTC Authority to Return Money to Victims of Scams, Fraud, Deception Moves Forward
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that today Democrats advanced the Consumer Protection Remedies Act of 2022 out of the Commerce Committee and to the Senate Floor.