With the swearing in of four of the five newly-confirmed FTC commissioners, control of the FTC is now in the hands of Republicans.
Last Thursday, the Senate confirmed five individuals—three Republicans and two Democrats—nominated by President Trump to serve as FTC commissioners. The change to Republican control can be expected to impact the FTC’s future regulatory and enforcement priorities and initiatives.
The confirmed nominees consist of the following individuals:
- Joseph Simons. Mr. Simons, a Republican, most recently worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C.,