Trump Nominates Chuck Schumer Aide To Federal Trade Commission

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President Donald Trump nominated a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to serve on the Federal Trade Commission Monday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Rebecca Slaughter will serve on the bipartisan panel with five other members. The members of the panel, which can have no more than three commissioners in the same political party, serve seven-year terms, Reuters reported.

Slaughter’s former boss recommended her for the position, saying she “will make an excellent FTC commissioner.” Schumer is “proud to have recommended her to the White House,” he said in a statement.

“Throughout her time in public service she has worked tirelessly and effectively. I’m confident that following her confirmation, those qualities will make her a tremendous addition to the Commission,” Schumer’s statement continued.

Trump has already nominated four other people who have all been approved by the Senate Commerce Committee. If Slaughter and the other four are fully confirmed by the Senate, the FTC will be fully operating.

Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Board, is another Democrat who was appointed as FTC commissioner under the Trump administration.

If confirmed, Slaughter would serve until 2022 and Republicans would have a 3-2 majority.

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