FTC Launches Drive To Reduce Regs

The Federal Trade Commission says it’s getting to work cutting down its regulatory footprint in line with President Trump’s agenda. Earlier this year, President Trump directed all executive branch agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one created. The FTC as an independent agency not covered by the executive order, but Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said she welcomed the president’s directive.

Maureen Ohlhausen Named Acting FTC Chair

President Donald Trump has appointed Republican Maureen Ohlhausen acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission. Ohlhausen, who became an FTC Commissioner in 2012, has voted with the agency’s Democrats on many matters, but has also disagreed with them on some privacy controversies.