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CEA Congratulates Leibowitz, Ohlhausen on FTC Confirmations
Arlington, VA – 03/30/2012 – Arlington, Va., Mar. 30, 2012 - The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the confirmations of Jon Leibowitz as chairman and Maureen Ohlhausen as commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

“We applaud the Senate on the reappointment of Jon Leibowitz as chairman and the appointment of Maureen Ohlhausen as commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

“Chairman Leibowitz has a proven track record of understanding and appreciating the critical role that the technology sector plays in our society. Ms. Ohlhausen returns to the FTC with her wealth of knowledge regarding technology issues and an understanding of the need for open dialogue between government and industry. We look forward to continuing our work with Chairman Leibowitz and Ms. Ohlhausen as they serve our country.”


About the Consumer Technology Assocation

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at, and through social media: CEA FacebookCEA TwitterDigital Dialogue.

Categories:  Public Policy & Government Affairs  — Tags:  "Federal Trade Commission", FTC, "Gary Shapiro", "Jon Leibowitz", "Maureen Ohlhausen"

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