Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government. They focus on the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection.
|Formed||September 26, 1914|
|Headquarters||Federal Trade Commission Building|
|Employees||1,131 (December 2011)|
|Annual budget||$311 million (FY 2019)|
The Commission is headed by five Commissioners, each serving a seven-year term. Commissioners are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. No more than three Commissioners can be of the same political party.
The President chooses one Commissioner to act as Chairman.
- "Office of Personnel Management". opm.gov. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
-  Archived August 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "Federal Trade Commission: A History". Ftc.gov. January 18, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
- "Commissioners". Federal Trade Commission. Archived from the original on 2021-01-30.