U.S. President Donald Trump on March 26 nominated Rebecca Slaughter, chief counsel to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, to the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said.
If confirmed by the Senate, Slaughter would hold the position for the rest of the seven-year term, which ends in 2022, Reuters reported. She would become the second Democratic commissioner along with Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Board.
The FTC has five commissioners but only three can be from one political party, Reuters said.
Slaughter has been Schumer's point person on judiciary committee issues and has a deep background in telecommunications and other technology policy matters, a POLITICO profile of Schumer's aides reported in January 2017. She is a Yale graduate and has worked for Schumer since 2009, reported Reuters.