Government Relations News
The Senate passed the financial reform bill yesterday on a vote of 59-39. The House version of this legislation contains provisions that would dramatically enhance the FTC's authority.
ANA wrote to the Blue Dog Democratic Caucus urging them to reject proposed changes to the regulatory and enforcement powers of the FTC. We urge our members to reach out to the House Leadership and House Blue Dogs as well to help defeat these proposals.
The Senate has passed the Rockefeller/Hutchison amendment to S. 3217, the financial reform legislation. The amendment would restore the FTC’s authority over the regulation of financial products and services rather than placing it solely in a new Consumer Financial Protection Board.
The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has issued its Report to the President on “Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation.”
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has released a discussion draft of privacy legislation.
We need your immediate assistance to defeat legislation that would greatly expand the regulatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the entire business community. These enhanced powers are so sweeping that former FTC Chairman Jim Miller described them as "putting the FTC on steroids."
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule to implement the new requirement that the “major statement” in DTC television or radio ads relating to the side effects and contraindications of a pharmaceutical product be presented in a “clear, conspicuous and neutral manner.”
Governor John Baldacci signed legislation yesterday which repeals the “Predatory Marketing to Minors” law that was passed last year. That law imposed serious restrictions on the collection and use of personal information from minors under the age of 18, both offline and online.
ANA and a broad coalition of advertising and media companies and associations have filed reply comments urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to recognize and protect the key economic foundation that advertising provides to media and our nation's citizens.
There was a hearing held today at the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on "Financial Services and Products: The Role of the FTC in Protecting Consumers, Part II."
The Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development (BRED) voted unanimously yesterday to repeal the "Predatory Marketing to Minors" law that was passed last year. That law imposes serious restrictions on the collection and use of personal information from minors under the age of 18, both offline and online.
The Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development held a hearing today on legislation in the Maine State Legislature (LD 1677) that would prohibit certain pharmaceutical marketing to minors.
The Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development will be holding a hearing on Thursday afternoon on legislation in the Maine State Legislature that would prohibit certain pharmaceutical marketing to minors.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell presented his FY10-11 budget proposal to the General Assembly last week. The Governor’s plan would reduce the state sales and use tax from 6% to 4% and expand the base to impose the tax on virtually all services, including advertising and public relations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an examination into the “Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age.”
There have been two important developments in Washington concerning obesity that may have an impact on advertisers.
We have learned there will be a hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, February 4 on "Financial Services and Products: The Role of the Federal Trade Commission in Protecting Consumers."
Regina Benjamin, the new U.S. Surgeon General, has released a report entitled "The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation," which recomments limiting ads for "less-healthy foods and beverages."