Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement on its vote to close the investigation of the proposed merger of European eyewear makers Essilor and Luxottica Group.

Washington, DC - If you’ve been following the FTC’s lawsuit against AT&T alleging deceptive and unfair data throttling, there’s important news. A unanimous en banc decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in the FTC’s favor on a key issue involving the agency’s jurisdiction. You’ll want to read the opinion for the details, but here’s what Acting Chairman Ohlhausen said about it: “I welcome the Ninth Circuit’s ruling as good news for consumers. It ensures that the FTC can and will continue to play its vital role in safeguarding consumer interests including privacy protection, as well as stopping anticompetitive market behavior.”

Springfield, Missouri - Tyson Poultry Inc. was sentenced in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, to pay a $2 million criminal fine, serve two years of probation, and pay $500,000 to directly remedy harm caused when it violated the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department announced. The charges stemmed from discharges at Tyson’s slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Missouri that led to a major fish kill event. 

Washington, DC - Thirteen Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate:

Nashville, Tennessee - Remarks by Vice President Pence at the National Religious Broadcasters’ Annual Convention:

Washington, DC - Remarks by President Trump at 2018 White House Business Session with Governors: