ERIC Number: ED046852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-30
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Protection of Interests of Consumers. Message from the President of the United States.
Based on the concept of "buyer's rights," this message details the following Presidential recommendations concerning consumer protection: 1) An Office of Consumer Affairs in the Executive Office of the President, with new legislative standing, an expanded budget, and greater responsibilities; 2) A Division of Consumer Protection in the Department of Justice, to act as a consumer advocate before Federal regulatory agencies in judicial proceedings and in government councils; 3) A new consumer protection law; 4) Expanded powers for a revitalized Federal Trade Commission; 5) A newly activated National Commission on Consumer Finance to investigate and report on the state of consumer credit; 6) Expanded consumer education activities, including government review of product-testing processes, a "Consumer Bulletin," and the release of certain government information regarding consumer products; 7) Stronger efforts in food and drug safety, including a thorough re-examination of the Food and Drug Administration and a review of the products on the "generally regarded as safe" list; and 8) Other reforms, including an expansion of consumer activities in the Office of Economic Opportunity and efforts to encourage strengthening of state and local programs. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.