Slaughter FTC Nomination Sent to Senate

The President has officially nominated Rebecca Kelly Slaughter to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission, filling out the term of former Democratic chair Edith Ramirez, a seven-year term that would end in 2022.

He sent her nomination to the Senate late Monday (April 9).

Slaughter is chief counsel to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and has worked for the senator since 2009 as an advisor on telecom, privacy and intellectural property.

She is a former associate at Sidley Austin in D.C.

The President indicated she was his pick last month, announcing his intention to nominate her.

Currently, the FTC is at two members, awaiting the confirmation and installation of the rest of the President's picks.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.