Numerous media sources have reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has recommended Rohit Chopra to fill the open Democratic seat on the FTC.
Mr. Chopra, who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Consumer Federation of America, formerly served as the CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman. After leaving the CFPB, he is reported to have served as a special adviser to former Education Secretary John B. King Jr. and subsequently to have been a member of Hillary Clinton’s presidential transition team.
It will ultimately be President Trump’s decision whether to nominate Mr. Chopra to fill the FTC seat. His nomination would also require Senate confirmation.