November 17, 2021
Media contact: National Consumers League – Carol McKay, firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 945-3242
Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL), America’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, today applauded the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its vote to report out H.R. 5502, the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act.
The following statement is attributable to NCL’s Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications, and Fraud John Breyault:
Over the past 20 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role that online sales platforms play in connecting consumers to the marketplace. As consumers have flocked to these marketplaces, the need for these platforms to better address unsafe products, counterfeiting, and the policing of third-party sellers has become ever more urgent.
Providing consumers with basic information about whom they are buying products from and how to contact the company is a cornerstone of consumer protection. We strongly support Congresswoman Schakowsky’s and Congressman Bilirakis’ bipartisan bill and urge the full House of Representatives to swiftly approve this legislation.
About the National Consumers League
The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.