Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on FTC Nominees
On September 20, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing on President Biden’s nominees to fill two vacant commissioner seats on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The nominees would fill Republican vacancies on the Commission. One nominee is Melissa Holyoak who is currently Solicitor General for Utah and the other is Andrew Ferguson who is currently Solicitor General for Virginia. The Committee also considered the renomination of Democratic FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter to continue in her role. The hearing today indicates the confirmation process is moving forward. The next step would be for the Senate Commerce Committee to vote to report the nominees to be considered by the full Senate. The final step is an up or down vote on the nominations on the Senate floor. Both votes are expected later this fall.
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