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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 SchumerWhite House draws ire of progressives amid voting rights defeat Murkowski to vote 'no' on voting rights bill Harris to preside over Senate for voting rights debate 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 TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster 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.