Announced Actions for April 9, 2001

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The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following action:

Budget request and GPRA Performance Plans submission to Congress:

The Commission has approved the following documents and forwarded a copy of each to Congress: 1) FTC's FY 2002 Budget Overview Statement; and 2) the Government Performance and Results Act ("GPRA") Performance Plans for 2001 and 2002. The overview statement describes the agency's recent activities, as well as the FTC's requested FY 2002 resource needs. The FTC's formal budget request will be submitted to Congress on April 9, 2001, simultaneous with the President's submission of the FY 2002 budget for the U.S. government. The Performance Plans describe how the FTC will carry out the goals and objectives outlined in its five-year GPRA Strategic Plan. The Performance Plans comprise an integral part of the FTC's FY 2002 budget request. The Commission vote to submit the budget request and Performance Plans to Congress was 5-0. (FTC File No. P950101; staff contact is Henry Hoffman, FTC Chief Financial Officer, 202-326-2664.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide.

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