[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 12817-12818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5541]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8634 of March 4, 2011

National Consumer Protection Week, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each day, families across America navigate complex 
                financial decisions, from buying a home or car to 
                paying off a loan or using a credit card. Consumer 
                education is vital to protecting American families and 
                preserving economic health in the United States. When 
                fully informed about the potential risks in the 
                marketplace and their rights as consumers, Americans 
                are better able to recognize misinformation, scams, and 
                abusive and deceptive practices that can endanger 
                individual economic security and erode the prosperity 
                of our communities.

                For more than a decade, National Consumer Protection 
                Week has encouraged Americans to make better-informed 
                decisions about saving, buying, borrowing, and 
                investing. This year's theme, ``Your Information 
                Destination: www.NCPW.gov,'' highlights the resources 
                offered by Federal agencies and partner organizations 
                that encourage the public to manage their money, stay 
                safe online, and understand mortgages and other 
                financial transactions. By seeking out this 
                information, families can both strengthen the economy 
                and protect themselves from fraudulent behavior. For 
                information and resources, I encourage American 
                consumers to visit www.NCPW.gov.

                The Federal Government has an important role to play in 
                safeguarding transactions, and my Administration is 
                committed to holding abusive companies accountable and 
                shifting the balance of power back to the American 
                consumer. I was proud to sign into law the strongest 
                consumer protections in our Nation's history with the 
                Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and 
                Disclosure Act (Credit CARD Act) and the Dodd-Frank 
                Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. One of 
                the centerpieces of this financial reform legislation 
                was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection 
                Bureau, which is charged with enforcing historic 
                financial protections and empowering Americans with 
                clear and concise information to make the best choices 
                for their families. These common-sense reforms will 
                protect both consumers and our economy as a whole.

                As a Nation, we must foster an environment that 
                supports informed decisionmaking, supports fair and 
                robust competition in the marketplace, and guards all 
                citizens from unfair and predatory practices. During 
                National Consumer Protection Week, I encourage all 
                Americans to learn about their rights as consumers and 
                seek out the knowledge to manage their finances more 
                effectively by visiting www.MyMoney.gov and 

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim March 6 through March 
                12, 2011, as National Consumer Protection Week. I call 
                upon government officials, industry leaders, and 
                advocates across the Nation to share information about 
                consumer protection and provide our citizens with 
                information about their rights as consumers.

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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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