Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that she has selected D. Bruce Hoffman, a partner at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP, to be the Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective August 7, 2017.

Washington, DC - Dear Rusty:  During my first career, which lasted about 25 years, I worked for companies that withheld Social Security FICA taxes from my income.  In my new second career my employer doesn't take Social Security from my wages, but I'll still be eligible for a company pension after 15 or so years of service.   From my co-workers I've heard about something called "WEP" which could affect my Social Security benefits, but when they try to explain it I get totally confused.  Can you clarify?  Signed:  Changed Careers

Washington, DC - Today in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield will engage judges and court employees across the country via a panel focusing on the role of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference (IJRC). At this event, organized by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Assistant Secretary Brownfield will highlight INL’s work with the U.S. judiciary to build strong justice sectors abroad. This partnership enhances the safety of Americans by helping international partners deal more effectively with complex transnational crimes like terrorism and illicit trafficking.

Washington, DC - Remarks by President Trump at 2017 North America's Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference:

Washington, DC - Friday, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and flooding from February 7 to February 27, 2017.

Washington, DC - NetSpend Corporation has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the prepaid card company deceived people about access to funds deposited on NetSpend debit cards.