Cantwell Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Section 13 (b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act

April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the below statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling that Section “13 (b)” of the Federal Trade Commission Act does not grant the FTC the authority to obtain monetary relief such as restitution or disgorgement:

"Protecting consumers and compensating them for harm is a paramount duty of the FTC,” Chair Cantwell said. “We are working to move legislation immediately to make sure this authority is properly protected.”