Washington, DC - On Friday, September 28, 2018, the President signed into law:

Washington, DC - Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Ohio and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, and landslides from February 14 to February 25, 2018.

Indianapolis, Indiana - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Indianapolis Airport Authority announced today that two Global Entry kiosk are now in operation for travelers arriving from international destinations.

Chicago, Illinois - The operators of a Chicago-area fake debt collection scheme have been banned from the debt collection business and from selling debt portfolios under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General. The settlements also require them to surrender assets totaling at least $9 million, which will be returned to consumers.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Since January 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Cincinnati have intercepted more than 4,850 pounds of prohibited mangoes, strawberry guava, and grugru fruit coming from Mexico.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission, along with privacy law enforcement agencies in Australia and Canada, has received a global data protection award for its cross-border investigation of the massive AshleyMadison.com data breach in July 2015, which affected consumers in nearly 50 countries.

Washington, DC - Thelma Drake of Virginia, to be Federal Transit Administrator.

Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Acting Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, retired effective July 3, 2017. Lipsky was previously a partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, and brought 40 years of experience in antitrust law to the position, including previously serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General to President Reagan's first Assistant Attorney General, William F. Baxter. He also served on the Trump administration transition team for the FTC. Alan Devlin, an Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition also left the Commission July 3, 2017, for private practice.