09:30 AM Russell Senate Office Building 253
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. titled, “Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss Products,” chaired by Consumer Protection Subcommittee chair Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The Subcommittee hearing will examine the deceptive advertising and marketing practices of weight-loss products and their effects on American consumers, including actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to crack down on such deceptive practices. The hearing will also examine the role private industry plays in complementing the FTC's enforcement efforts to safeguard consumer wallets and health.
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Ms. Mary Koelbel EngleAssociate Director, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer ProtectionFederal Trade Commission
Dr. Mehmet C. OzChairman and Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsHost, The Dr. Oz Show
Dr. C. Lee PeelerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Advertising Self-Regulatory CouncilExecutive Vice President, Council of Better Business Bureaus
Mr. Steven M. MisterPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCouncil for Responsible Nutrition
Mr. Robert Hatton Haralson IVExecutive DirectorTrustInAds.org
Dr. Daniel FabricantExecutive Director and Chief Executive OfficerNatural Products Association