TINA.org Executive Director to Testify Before Congress

February 2nd, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 4, at 12 p.m. ET, TINA.org Executive Director Bonnie Patten testified before Congress in a hearing that focused on ways to safeguard American consumers and fight fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the ever-present dangers of deceptive and unfair acts and practices in the marketplace. TINA.org has heard from countless consumers – including senior citizens, military veterans and struggling parents – whose experiences illustrate the fact that deceptive marketing is putting the health, financial well-being and safety of our most susceptible populations at risk.

These dangers highlight the need for legislative action.

Watch what Bonnie had to say on these important consumer protection issues in her testimony before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

She was joined by Jessica Rich, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and now Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy, as well as Hon. William E. Kovacic, director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University Law School, and Traci Ponto, a Spokane COPS Crime Victim Advocate.

To read Bonnie’s full written testimony, click here.

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