Text: H.R.3686 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/30/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3686


To authorize appropriations for the Federal Trade Commission for certain international technical assistance activities.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 30, 2009

Mr. Towns (for himself and Mr. Whitfield) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To authorize appropriations for the Federal Trade Commission for certain international technical assistance activities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Authorization of Appropriations for the FTC.

Section 25 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 57c) is amended—

(1) by striking “There” and inserting “(1) There”; and

(2) by inserting at the end the following new paragraph:

“(1) AUTHORIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2016 to continue to enhance its provision of international technical assistance with respect to foreign consumer protection and competition regimes, including—

“(A) expenses for consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with foreign government agency officials and appropriate representatives and staff to exchange views concerning developments relating to the Commission’s mission, development and implementation of cooperation agreements, and provision of technical assistance for the development of foreign consumer protection or competition regimes; and

“(B) necessary administrative and logistical expenses for such consultations and meetings including, meals, travel, transportation, and related lodging or subsistence.”.