Earlier this week, the leaderships of the House Energy and Commerce Committee formally introduced the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (HB 8152). The legislation is being marked up today in the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The legislation likely will be slated for full committee consideration the week of July 11 and could reach the House floor before Congress breaks for its August recess. As the legislation gains traction in the House, Senate Commerce Chair, Maria Cantwell, has expressed doubt regarding the prospects for the legislation in the Senate, signaling that Senate Democrats will not support the bill in its current form. According to a PoliticoPro report, Cantwell says “there’s no way” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bill to the floor of the Senate for consideration, arguing the legislation would set “a weak federal standard” which would preempt state law. We will continue to monitor developments in the effort for federal privacy legislation on the Consumer Privacy World blog.