Schumer Recommends Rohit Chopra for FTC Seat

The HIll has the story here. Chopra has a strong record of protecting consumers, having been the student loan ombudsman at the CFPB, and is currently at the Consumer Federation of America (we quoted him just last week).  The FTC currently has two commissioners in place out of five, one from each major party, and cannot have more than three from any party.  It remains to be seen whom the administration will pick for the other two open seats.  And The Hill cautions:

It's unclear whether Trump will heed Schumer's recommendation, though it is standard for the president to take input from opposition leaders when nominating minority commissioners. A White House spokeswoman did not immediately respond when asked to comment.

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