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HILL TECH BRIEFING: Key Democrat Hopes Privacy Bill Will Pass

Sept. 30, 2022, 10:24 AM

Hurdles abound for a bipartisan federal privacy bill to clear Congress as the legislative calendar leaves little time to cross the finish line.

But House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) is optimistic that the American Data Privacy and Protection Act can overcome the obstacles before the end of the 117th Congress.

“I think we can do it in this time period,” Pallone said during an event Thursday.

The bill (H.R. 8152), sponsored by Pallone and ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), was approved by the committee back in July.

The comprehensive measure would require companies to ...