House Commerce Republicans Express Concerns About the "Trajectory of the FTC" to Chair Lina Khan

Reps Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) sent a letter expressing concerns about the "trajectory of the Federal Trade Commission" to FTC Chair Lina Khan. In the December 8 letter, the lawmakers were "concerned by reports that former-FTC Commissioner, and current Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Rohit Chopra, continued to influence and participate in FTC business after he was no longer a member of the Commission." The letter alleges that Chopra's vote "has continued to be counted in FTC decisions after he was no longer on the Commission," and that the use of his vote is "just one example of the FTC’s questionable decision-making process and invites legal challenges." McMorris Rodgers and Bilirakis have requested that Khan respond to a series of questions about the FTC's recent decision-making process by December 22, 2021, as well as "a copy of all rules relating to the FTC voting process immediately."

Letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan