Schumer recommends top aide for FTC post: report

Schumer recommends top aide for FTC post: report
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Top intelligence officials to brief Gang of Eight on Thursday Over 1700 veterans ask Senate to pass statehood bill MORE (D-N.Y.) has recommended one of his aides for a slot on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Reuters reports.

Schumer suggested the White House nominate his chief counsel Rebecca Slaughter to fill a Democratic opening at the consumer protection agency, according to the report.

Last week, President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE nominated four potential FTC commissioners, including three Republicans and one Democrat.

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The agency currently has just two members: Maureen Ohlhausen, the Republican acting chairwoman who was just nominated for a federal judgeship, and Democrat Terrell McSweeny, who has been serving beyond her term’s expiration date.

Trump’s current slate of nominees includes a Democrat who was also recommended by Schumer last year.

If they’re confirmed, they’ll be tasked with overseeing major mergers and enforcing privacy and consumer protection laws.