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In testimony before the Senate 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...
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...
Noah Joshua Phillips, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and Rohit Chopra were sworn in today as FTC Commissioners. President Trump named Phillips, a Republican, to a term that expires September 25, 2023; Slaughter, a Democrat, to a term that expires September 25, 2022; and Chopra, a Democrat, to a term that...
Joseph Simons was sworn in today as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. President Donald J. Trump named Simons, a Republican, to a term on the Commission that expires September 25, 2024, and designated him as Chairman.Simons was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 26, 2018.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Joseph Simons, who will become the new FTC Chairman, and of Noah Joshua Phillips, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Rohit Chopra and Christine Wilson to also become new...
Terrell McSweeny, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since April 2014, has issued a statement announcing her resignation later this month.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) y el Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) están trabajando conjuntamente para facilitarles a los consumidores el reporte del robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos y para que reciban asistencia para ayudarlos a recuperarse.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.
The Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen K. Ohlhausen will participate in the 17th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in New Delhi, India, March 21-23, 2018, along with Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust...
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2019 budget request, in support of the President’s FY 2019 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2019 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2018 and FY 2019, and Performance Report...
The Federal Trade Commission will mark Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 29-February 2, with a series of free events to help consumers and businesses reduce their chances of becoming victims.Tax identity theft occurs when a person uses someone else’s Social Security number to either file a...
The Federal Trade Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Financial Report, which describes the strong fiscal management and key program performance of the agency during the past year. The report highlights FTC accomplishments in its missions of protecting consumers and promoting competition...
The Federal Trade Commission today told a U.S. Senate Special Committee that the agency is continuing its efforts on behalf of American consumers to combat illegal telemarketing robocalls through aggressive law enforcement, initiatives to spur technological solutions, and robust consumer education...
Today the Federal Trade Commission announced that the agency is streamlining requirements under the Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules as part of Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s regulatory reform agenda.
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, in support of the President’s FY 2018 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2018 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2017 and FY 2018, and...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reinstate a light-touch regulatory approach protecting Internet openness:
Under the leadership of Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission is moving aggressively to implement Presidential directives aimed at eliminating wasteful, unnecessary regulations and processes. Excessive regulation and bureaucracy can create significant burdens on the...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its efforts to fight fraud, noting that during the past year the agency has obtained judgments totaling more than $11.9 billion to consumers harmed by deceptive and unfair business practices.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with an annual summary of its activities enforcing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that she has appointed Thomas Pahl, a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, to be the Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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