Government Relations News
The United States Senate passed the CPSC Reform Act (H.R. 4040) on March 6, 2008 with some modifications to provisions that were of concerns to the advertising industry.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee plans to complete a markup today of H.R. 1108, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which contains extraordinarily sweeping rules relating to tobaco advertising.
ANA has sent a letter up to the United States Senate detailing our concerns with provisions in S. 2663, The CPSC Reform Act.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a public workshop to examine developments in green packaging claims and the consumer perception of such claims.
ANA is working with a coalition of companies and industry groups to file comments with the FTC and to demonstrate the problems with a Do Not Track regime.
The Federal Communications Commission is holding discussions at their open commission meeting on Tuesday, December 18 regarding the use of embedded advertising (or product placement) in media.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it will begin a review of its environmental marketing guidelines and hold hearings or workshops over the next several months on a number of green marketing topics, including
It has been reported that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin will ask the Commission to begin a formal examination of the agency's current disclosure rules for product placement in television programming.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has released an economic impact report which forecasts sharp gross domestic product losses as a result of the ongoing foreclosure crisis.
Former State Senate President John McKay, now a member of the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, has proposed a constitutional amendment to require the Florida Legislature to reduce property taxes by extending the sales tax to most business services.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and our sister associations, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) have filed comments with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on a proposed rulemaking regarding
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a two-day Town Hall meeting to examine privacy issues and online behavioral advertising
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) yesterday announced the details of the new marketing pledges of 11 major food, beverage and restaurant companies under the Council
Tomorrow, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will consider S. 625, a bill to transfer regulatory authority over tobacco products and advertising to the Food and Drug Administration. ANA, along with the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the American Advertising Federation, has sent a letter to the committee detailing the constitutional problems with the advertising provisions in the bill.
ANA has sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in opposition to Senator Sam Brownback
At a hearing held today on children and media violence, ANA filed a policy statement with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee expressing our deep concern about any attempt by Congress to regulate violent content and restrict it in a manner similar to indecency.
House Health Subcommittee Strips Drug Safety Bill of Burdensome DTC Restrictions; Full Committee Considers Bill Tomorrow
Yesterday, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed an amendment sponsored by Reps. Ed Towns (D-NY) and Steve Buyer (R-IN) removing extremely onerous restrictions on advertising from the drug safety bill.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject a proposed change in the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
The Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a legislative hearing today on a number of discussion drafts of pending bills, including the drug safety bill originally introduced by Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), which contains a number of provisions that would severely restrict DTC advertising for new drugs.