Congressman Lee Terry has been chosen to act as the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's commerce and trade subcommittee.
Terry will begin serving as chairman in January.
The subcommittee has jurisdiction over many consumer issues and regulations. They include interstate and foreign commerce issues, regulation of commercial practices and the Federal Trade Commission, data security and consumer affairs, protection and product safety.
Terry says he looks forward to working with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, of Michigan, and will "work hard to improve lives, promote safety and support job-creating trade agreements."