Live Webcast: DMA's Linda Woolley to Testify at Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on FTC Expansion
March 16, 2010 — DMA Executive VP of Government Affairs Linda Woolley will testify tomorrow before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee regarding the proposed expansion of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) rulemaking and enforcement authority. The hearing, entitled “Financial Services and Products: The Role of the Federal Trade Commission in Protecting Consumers, Part 2,” is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET in room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
To view the live webcast, simply click here or visit http://commerce.senate.gov.
The hearing will include two panels:
· J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
· Edmund Mierzwinski, Director, Consumer Program, US PIRG
· Tim Muris, Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
· Dee Pridgen, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law
· Linda Woolley, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Direct Marketing Association
The financial regulatory reform bill passed by the House (H.R. 4173) includes provisions that would grant the FTC the equivalent of extraordinary legislative powers. The Senate Commerce Committee is now considering these provisions as part of its work on FTC reauthorization.
DMA continues to lead a broad coalition of member companies and other trade associations urging the Senate Commerce Committee to discard these provisions as it progresses in its work toward FTC reauthorization. For more information please visit www.dmaaction.org.
Watch DMA’s Linda Woolley testify live on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 3 p.m. ET by clicking here, or visiting http://commerce.senate.gov.
About Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today represents companies from dozens of vertical industries in the US and 48 other nations, including nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as nonprofit organizations.
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