Schumer recommends top aide for FTC post: report
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (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 Trump nominated four potential FTC commissioners, including three Republicans and one Democrat.
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.