Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers

December 15, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Consumer Protection and Due Process Act today to help protect consumers while ensuring due process safeguards in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings.  The bill provides the FTC with the authority to seek equitable remedies under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act in response to the Supreme Court’s April 2021 that found that the FTC did not have the authority to seek equitable remedies under current law.


Of the bill, Sen. Lee said, Congress has long tasked the FTC with a broad mission to ‘protect consumers and promote competition’. This bill sets an appropriate balance that ensures the FTC has the tools to protect consumers from fraudulent and dishonest conduct while also ensuring that those tools contain the necessary safeguards to shield Americans and businesses from abuse of agency power and unchecked enforcement.”


For full text of the bill, click HERE.

A one-pager can be read HERE.