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04/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/22/2021 13:24

Cantwell Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Section 13 (b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the below statement regarding the Supreme Court's 9-0 ruling that Section '13 (b)' of the Federal Trade Commission Act does not grant the FTC the authority to obtain monetary relief such as restitution or disgorgement:

'Protecting consumers and compensating them for harm is a paramount duty of the FTC,' Chair Cantwell said. 'We are working to move legislation immediately to make sure this authority is properly protected.'

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