President Trump Announces Nomination for FTC

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President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration: Rebecca Kelly Slaughter of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Trade Commission for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring September 25, 2022. Slaughter is currently chief counsel to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY).  A native New Yorker, she has worked for Minority Leader Schumer since 2009, advising him on legal, competition, telecom, privacy, consumer protection, and intellectual property matters, among other issues.  Prior to joining Sen Schumer’s office, Slaughter was an associate in the DC office of Sidley Austin LLP. Slaughter received her BA in Anthropology magna cum laude from Yale University.  She received her JD from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal.  

She is the second Democrat President Trump nominated to the commission. If the president’s full slate is confirmed, the FTC would have a 3-2 Republican majority.


President Trump Announces Nomination for FTC Trump nominates Schumer aide to FTC (The Hill)