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Release: #5117-05
For Release: September 21, 2005

CFTC ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN PROVIDING LINKS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA INFORMATION

Washington, D.C. – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) participates, along with nineteen other federal agencies, in the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC), which provides Americans easy access to information that can help them better understand their money – how to save it, invest it, and manage it wisely. As part of this program, and in light of the terrible disruption to the lives of many individuals along the Gulf Coast due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the FLEC has established a section on its website (mymoney.gov) that provides links to a number of federal agencies that may be contacted in order to obtain assistance in dealing with many of the personal issues and problems that residents of the Gulf Coast and others are experiencing due to Hurricane Katrina.

The FLEC is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury John Snow and its website subcommittee is chaired by CFTC Commissioner Sharon Brown-Hruska.

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Media Contacts
Alan Sobba (202) 418-5080
R. David Gary (202) 418-5085
Office of External Affairs

Staff Contact
Hilary Schultz
hschultz@cftc.gov

Related Website
mymoney.gov