Government Relations News
The marketing and media community has made substantial progress on defeating the broad expansion of FTC powers that is included in the House version of the Wall Street reform bill.
ANA, along with the 4A's, DMA and IAB, have submitted comments to the Department of Commerce in response to its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comment on the impact of privacy laws, both in the United States and internationally, on innovation in the Internet economy and whether these laws are serving the consumer interest.
It is absolutely critical that marketers immediately contact conferees on the Wall Street reform legislation to express your opposition to the sweeping new regulatory powers that are given to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the House version of this bill.
Both the House and the Senate have now named conferees for the financial reform legislation conference. The legislation being considered would greatly expand the regulatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the entire business community.
ANA has filed comments with Congressman Rick Boucher, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Congressman Cliff Stearns, the Ranking Member of that subcommittee, on the draft privacy bill they released last month.
The Senate has named conferees for the financial reform legislation conference. The House version of this legislation contains provisions that would greatly expand the regulatory authority of the FTC over almost every segment of the economy.
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.