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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons released a summary of the agency’s 2019 Annual Highlights today, calling attention to the Commission’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote a competitive marketplace.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons issued a statement on the agency’s continuing efforts to protect consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.The FTC’s staff is working hard with other enforcement authorities and stakeholders to stop scammers and other unfair and deceptive business...
Federal Trade Commission Executive Director David B. Robbins issued the following statement:The FTC is taking a variety of measures to respond to the new and challenging circumstances associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.  Our two main priorities, as always, are: the health and safety of...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that FTC Deputy General Counsel Heather Hippsley is retiring from the Commission on February 29, after more than 35 years of service to the Commission and consumers.“Heather is an exemplary leader and a tireless advocate for the...
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, in support of the President’s FY 2021 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2021 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2020 and FY 2021, and Performance Report...
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announced that FTC Bureau of Economics Director Bruce H. Kobayashi is departing the agency to return to George Mason University. Chairman Simons has named University of Maryland Economics Professor Andrew Sweeting as Kobayashi’s successor.“Bruce has been...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has made two appointments to the Bureau of Competition’s senior leadership team. Simons announced that, with the approval of the Federal Trade Commission, Ian Conner will assume the position of Bureau Director effective December 20, 2019. Simons also...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons today announced that Marian Bruno, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, is stepping down and will retire at the end of the year.
The Federal Trade Commission announced that Maribeth Petrizzi, Assistant Director for Compliance in the Bureau of Competition and a former Section Chief at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, has received the Fiscal Year 2019 Presidential Rank Award.
The Federal Trade Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2019 Agency Financial Report, which describes the agency’s strong fiscal management and key program performance during the past year. The report highlights the FTC’s accomplishments in furtherance of its missions to protect consumers and promote...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Criminal Liaison Unit honored Lisa D. Mayberry, a Team Leader in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Los Angeles Division, with its 2019 Consumer Shield Award. The Criminal Liaison Unit (CLU) presents the award every two years to recognize a criminal investigator who...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announced today that FTC Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman will be leaving the agency in November after serving in the position for more than two years.“Bruce has done an outstanding job leading the FTC’s vigorous antitrust enforcement efforts...
In testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition through vigorous enforcement, education, advocacy, and policy work, and by anticipating and responding...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons released the agency’s 2018 Annual Highlights today, highlighting the FTC’s ongoing efforts to protect the interests of consumers and promote a competitive marketplace.
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request in support of the President’s FY 2020 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2020 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2019 and FY 2020, and Performance...
Testifying before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to promote reasonable data security and reiterated its longstanding bipartisan call for enactment of a comprehensive federal data security law.
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
Note: The FTC hosted a conference call for media with Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman:Date: Feb. 26, 2019Time: 12 noon ETCall-in: (800) 288-8961, confirmation number 464702Call-in lines, which were for media only, opened 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Bruce Hoffman took ...
The Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have reauthorized their memorandum of understanding. The agreement reflects the ongoing coordination between the two agencies under the terms of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, and is designed to coordinate efforts to...

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