Schumer recommends top aide for FTC post: report

Schumer recommends top aide for FTC post: report
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw US women's soccer team reignites equal pay push 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 TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment 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.