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The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress on the agency’s long track record of protecting consumers and promoting competition in the U.S. economy, as well as the agency’s ongoing work and future challenges as it approaches its 100th anniversary next year.
The Federal Trade Commission provided Congress with an update on the agency’s work to consolidate FTC staff currently housed in its two leased Washington D.C. satellite office locations into the Constitution Center building at 7th and D Streets SW.
The Federal Trade Commission today launched a redesigned FTC.gov website that’s easier to use and reader friendly on tablets and smart phones. Users can now sort FTC cases, early termination notices for merger investigations, advocacy filings and other documents by date, type, and more. In...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointments of Latanya Sweeney as the agency’s Chief Technologist and Andrea Matwyshyn as a Senior Policy Advisor on privacy and data security issues.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced three appointments to leadership positions in the agency. “It’s gratifying to have such great additions to the FTC’s leadership team,” Ramirez said.  “I know they will assist the agency in advancing its mission on behalf of American...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced today that Howard Shelanski, Director of the Bureau of Economics, is departing the agency today to become the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, a position to which...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has named seven senior staff members with extensive experience in consumer protection and antitrust law. “I am very pleased to have such a strong leadership team at the FTC,” Ramirez said. “Their knowledge and experience will help keep the FTC at...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule. 
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2012-2013 Annual Highlights today at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in Washington, D.C., recognizing the FTC’s continued efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted its Fiscal Year 2014 budget request to Congress, including the FY 2014 Budget Overview Statement, and FY 2013 and FY 2014 Performance Plans required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization Act of 2010.  The FTC’s formal budget...
President Barack Obama intends to designate Edith Ramirez as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission effective Monday, March 4, 2013.  She takes over for outgoing Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who has served in the position since March 2, 2009.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the agency’s fee rule and accompanying fee schedule for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The proposed changes would also apply to fees for producing Commission information...
After nearly four years as the head of the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced he will step down on February 15, 2013.  He has been a Commissioner since September 3, 2004. Leibowitz, who became FTC chair in the wake of the economic downturn in March 2009, continued the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz welcomed Joshua D. Wright as an FTC Commissioner at a swearing-in ceremony today.  President Obama named Wright, a Republican, to a term that ends on September 25, 2019.  He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 1, 2013, and will...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced four appointments to leadership positions in the agency. Andrew I. Gavil will join the FTC from Howard University School of Law and serve as Director of the Office of Policy Planning (OPP), and Steven M. Bellovin, from Columbia...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz released the agency’s 2011-2012 Annual Highlights today at the spring meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in Washington, DC, recognizing the agency’s continued efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward W. Felten as the agency’s first Chief Technologist. In his new position, Dr. Felten will advise the agency on evolving technology and policy issues.
The Federal Trade Commission today adopted as final the interim rules amending Parts 3 and 4 of the agency’s Rules of Practice that were announced last December, and also further amended several rules and eliminated one. The amendments are designed to streamline and improve the agency’s “Part 3”...
The Federal Trade Commission today approved a notice adopting interim final rules amending Parts 3 and 4 of the agency’s Rules of Practice, and requesting public comments within 30 days of the date they are published in the Federal Register.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic and Commissioner Jon Leibowitz today testified before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee on Appropriations on the FTC’s behalf, requesting $256.2 million and 1,102 full-...

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