National Consumer Protection Week, 2022, 13115-13116 [2022-05109]

Download as PDF 13115 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 46 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10347 of March 4, 2022 The President National Consumer Protection Week, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As our Nation recovers and our economy continues its historic growth following a global pandemic, it is important that consumers are fully informed about their rights and the potential risks in the marketplace. Hardworking American families deserve to feel secure in the knowledge that, as we build back better, we are building an economy based on principles of fairness, privacy, and equity. During National Consumer Protection Week, we recommit ourselves to those basic rights, to protecting consumers, to raising awareness about bad actors and deceptive practices in the marketplace, and to empowering people to make informed financial decisions so that our economy works for everyone. My Administration has zero tolerance for criminals who steal Americans’ hard-earned dollars or abuse their personal information. Particularly in moments of crisis, like this pandemic, unscrupulous individuals have tried to take advantage of struggling Americans by price gouging, stealing money, harvesting personal information, and offering false hope for economic assistance, jobs, treatments, and cures. We are committed to halting these practices and protecting all consumers, including small businesses and gig workers, from fraud and unlawful business practices. Our Nation’s consumer protection agencies—including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Consumer Product Safety Commission— work with the Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies nationwide to fight fraud, predatory practices, and data exploitation by abusers large and small. These agencies work every day to protect consumers and ensure product safety through investigations, law enforcement actions, and free, actionable, plain-language consumer education resources. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOC Abusive practices have an especially harmful impact on communities of color, who are often targeted by bad actors. A report from the FTC—Serving Communities of Color—found that people living in majority-Black and Latino communities were more likely to experience problems with credit bureaus, banks and lenders, and used car issues than those living in majority-white communities. That is why my Administration is reviving the Government’s top consumer watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to address racial disparities in access to loans, capital, and credit, while protecting consumers in historically underserved communities. As a Nation, let us work together to create an environment that protects and educates American consumers and communities. This National Consumer Protection Week, and all year long, my Administration is committed to ensuring that every American has access to information that can help protect themselves and their communities. To learn more about these resources, please visit consumer.ftc.gov. To learn how to get involved with National Consumer Protection Week, you can visit ftc.gov/ncpw. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 6, 2022, through March 12, 2022, as National Consumer Protection Week. I call upon government officials, industry leaders, and advocates across the Nation VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Mar 08, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MRD0.SGM 09MRD0 13116 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2022 / Presidential Documents to share information about consumer protection and provide our citizens with information about their rights as consumers. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortysixth. [FR Doc. 2022–05109 Filed 3–8–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Mar 08, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MRD0.SGM 09MRD0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PREZ DOC Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 13115-13116]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05109]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 13115]]

                Proclamation 10347 of March 4, 2022

                
National Consumer Protection Week, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As our Nation recovers and our economy continues its 
                historic growth following a global pandemic, it is 
                important that consumers are fully informed about their 
                rights and the potential risks in the marketplace. 
                Hardworking American families deserve to feel secure in 
                the knowledge that, as we build back better, we are 
                building an economy based on principles of fairness, 
                privacy, and equity. During National Consumer 
                Protection Week, we recommit ourselves to those basic 
                rights, to protecting consumers, to raising awareness 
                about bad actors and deceptive practices in the 
                marketplace, and to empowering people to make informed 
                financial decisions so that our economy works for 
                everyone.

                My Administration has zero tolerance for criminals who 
                steal Americans' hard-earned dollars or abuse their 
                personal information. Particularly in moments of 
                crisis, like this pandemic, unscrupulous individuals 
                have tried to take advantage of struggling Americans by 
                price gouging, stealing money, harvesting personal 
                information, and offering false hope for economic 
                assistance, jobs, treatments, and cures. We are 
                committed to halting these practices and protecting all 
                consumers, including small businesses and gig workers, 
                from fraud and unlawful business practices. Our 
                Nation's consumer protection agencies--including the 
                Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial 
                Protection Bureau, and Consumer Product Safety 
                Commission--work with the Department of Justice and law 
                enforcement agencies nationwide to fight fraud, 
                predatory practices, and data exploitation by abusers 
                large and small. These agencies work every day to 
                protect consumers and ensure product safety through 
                investigations, law enforcement actions, and free, 
                actionable, plain-language consumer education 
                resources.

                Abusive practices have an especially harmful impact on 
                communities of color, who are often targeted by bad 
                actors. A report from the FTC--Serving Communities of 
                Color--found that people living in majority-Black and 
                Latino communities were more likely to experience 
                problems with credit bureaus, banks and lenders, and 
                used car issues than those living in majority-white 
                communities. That is why my Administration is reviving 
                the Government's top consumer watchdog, the Consumer 
                Financial Protection Bureau, to address racial 
                disparities in access to loans, capital, and credit, 
                while protecting consumers in historically underserved 
                communities.

                As a Nation, let us work together to create an 
                environment that protects and educates American 
                consumers and communities. This National Consumer 
                Protection Week, and all year long, my Administration 
                is committed to ensuring that every American has access 
                to information that can help protect themselves and 
                their communities. To learn more about these resources, 
                please visit consumer.ftc.gov. To learn how to get 
                involved with National Consumer Protection Week, you 
                can visit ftc.gov/ncpw.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 6, 2022, 
                through March 12, 2022, as National Consumer Protection 
                Week. I call upon government officials, industry 
                leaders, and advocates across the Nation

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                to share information about consumer protection and 
                provide our citizens with information about their 
                rights as consumers.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2022-05109
Filed 3-8-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P