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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...
The Federal Trade Commission today was rated the number one place to work among mid-size federal government agencies for 2018 by the non-profit, non-partisan Partnership fo
The Federal Trade Commission today testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security regarding the agency’s work to protect U.S. consumers and promote competition, while maximizing the agency’s resources and anticipating and...
The Federal Trade Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2018 Agency Financial Report, which describes the agency’s strong fiscal management and key program performance of the agency during the past year. The report highlights FTC accomplishments in furtherance of its missions to protect consumers and...
The Federal Trade Commission has honored Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sean R. Delaney and Harry M. Gruber of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland with its 2018 Criminal Liaison Unit Prosecuting Attorney Award. The Criminal Liaison Unit (CLU) presents the award every two...
A team of attorneys and other staff at the Federal Trade Commission today received a prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie) for their public service in negotiating a historic $586 million settlement with Western Union that will provide refunds to hundreds of thousands of...
Christine S. Wilson was sworn in today as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. President Donald J. Trump named Wilson to a term that expires on Sept. 25, 2025.Wilson previously served at the FTC as Chairman Tim Muris’ Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush Administration, and as a law...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that he has selected Gail F. Levine to be a Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Oct. 15, 2018.
Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced her departure from the Federal Trade Commission upon the expiration of her term today. Ohlhausen was sworn in as a Commissioner on April 4, 2012, and served as Acting Chairman of the agency from January 25, 2017 to May 1, 2018. Commissioner Ohlhausen...
In testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition, and stressed the agency’s commitment to maximizing its resources, enhancing its...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons appointed Andrew Katsaros as the FTC’s Acting Inspector General, succeeding Roslyn A. Mazer, who retired from federal service at the end of May after serving for more than three years as the agency’s Inspector General.“I’m pleased to announce that...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has made four appointments to the agency’s senior leadership team.“I am delighted to appoint such a stellar group of leaders to continue the FTC’s work on behalf of American consumers,” Simons said. “Each of these highly qualified professionals has...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has named seven senior staff members with extensive experience in consumer protection and antitrust law.“I am very pleased to have a strong leadership team whose knowledge and experience will help ensure that the FTC continues to be effective in...

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