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Consumer Affairs, Office of

Office of Consumer Affairs, agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established 1971. The office advises and represents the president on matters of consumer interest, and analyzes and coordinates activities of the federal government in the area of consumer protection. It conducts investigations and surveys on matters of consumer interest, takes action on individual consumer complaints, publishes the Consumer's Resource Handbook, and presses for legislation to protect the consumer.

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