Republican FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips To Step Down

Noah Phillips, one of two Republican commissioners at the Federal Trade Commission, is set to leave the agency in the fall. Phillips’ departure comes at an extraordinarily high-profile moment at the agency, one marked by a heightened skepticism toward corporate consolidation and tension between the Republicans and Democrats on the commission under Chair Lina Khan, a progressive antitrust hawk who has targeted the tech giants and corporate concentration across the economy

Trump Nominates Four FTC Commissioners

President Trump has nominated a full slate of commissioners to the Federal Trade Commission, which has been operating with only two of its five seats filled throughout his administration. They are: Joseph Simons, Noah Phillips, Rohit Chopra and Christine S. Wilson. If confirmed, the four will join Democratic Commissioner Terrell McSweeney in overseeing mergers and policing companies for violations of consumer protection laws.