NCL statement on consumer champion Terrell McSweeny’s resignation from FTC – National Consumers League

April 23, 2018

Contact: NCL Communications, Carol McKay,, (202) 207-2831

Washington DC – Last week, Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Terrell McSweeny announced her intention to resign from the FTC later this month. The following statement is attributable to Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League (NCL).

“NCL thanks Commissioner Terrell McSweeny for her service. Commissioner McSweeny has always had an open door to hear from the public, working tirelessly to protect consumers from harmful practices, ranging from data breaches and identity theft to pyramid schemes. Commissioner McSweeny set the bar high in making consumer protection a key function for the FTC. We appreciated Commissioner McSweeeny speaking to an NCL panel in Los Angeles during her tenure at the FTC.”

Commissioner McSweeny’s departure will leave the Federal Trade Commission with one sole commissioner. In the coming months, we urge Congress to quickly review and confirm additional pro-consumer commissioners to the FTC.”


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