On April 27, 2021, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing titled, “The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act: Returning Money to Defrauded Consumers.”  This hearing was held five days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that § 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (the “Act”) does not authorize the FTC to

On April 20, 2021, in anticipation of an adverse Supreme Court ruling, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled, “Strengthening the Federal Trade Commission’s Authority to Protect Consumers.”  Two days after the hearing, on April 22, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission