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.
President Trump will nominate antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, moving to install a hand-picked leader at the consumer protection agency that’s been without a permanent head for 10 months. He also will nominate consumer advocate Rohit Chopra for the open Democratic seat.