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ERIC Number: ED046852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-30
Pages: 10
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Protection of Interests of Consumers. Message from the President of the United States.
Nixon, Richard
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.