FTC Acting Chairman Releases 2017 Annual Highlights
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Please see the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Annual Highlights of 2017, please see below on the Economic Liberty section.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released the agency’s 2017 Annual Highlights today, detailing its continued efforts to protect American consumers and promote competition without unnecessarily burdening legitimate businesses.
“This year, the FTC has pressed forward with aggressive agendas for enforcing the nation’s consumer protection and competition laws,” said Acting Chairman Ohlhausen. “The Commission also made major strides in other key areas, such as promoting economic liberty and helping military consumers and small businesses.”
The Economic Liberty Task Force, convened by Acting Chairman Ohlhausen, convened by Acting Chairman Ohlhausen, expanded the FTC’s cooperation with state and federal leaders to identify and eliminate unnecessary or overbroad occupational licensing restrictions that threaten economic liberty and harm competition, which may lead to higher prices, lower quality, and reduced consumer access to services. As the Task Force highlighted via the Voices for Liberty project, many state-based restrictions are particularly harmful to military spouses in licensed occupations, because their families relocate frequently across state lines, which requires the military spouse to obtain a new license in order to work.
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