FTC Seeks Additional $22M To Up Oversight

Law360, New York (February 2, 2010, 5:39 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission has asked for $314 million in 2011 — an increase of $22 million over its 2010 budget — in keeping with the agency's goal of expanding its antitrust and consumer protection activities.

The proposed budget, unveiled Tuesday, would fund 1,207 full-time job equivalents, an increase of 40 over 2010. Twenty-three of the new jobs would be in the agency's consumer protection division, and the remaining 17 would be in its competition division.

About $12 million of the proposed increase is attributable to...
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