X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
The Senate Commerce Committee voted Wednesday to confirm Deborah Majoras and Jon Leibowitz as members of the Federal Trade Commission. The vote was the first step toward extending the tenure of the two beyond 2005. President Bush used recess appointments in August to install Majoras as chairman and Leibowitz as a commissioner at the agency after Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., used procedural moves to block a vote on Majoras. Unless the full Senate confirms them, Majoras and Leibowitz would have to leave the agency when Congress adjourns in 2005. It was unclear Wednesday whether the Senate would take up the nominations before the November elections. Wyden issued a statement late Wednesday saying he intended to block full Senate consideration of Majoras’ nomination. “There is still no evidence that she would do anything as FTC commissioner to actively protect American consumers from unreasonably high gasoline prices,” Wyden said. “I cannot support another FTC chair who will continue to do business as usual when it comes to taking on oil companies and the record high gas prices that have been hurting American families.” Speculation surfaced Wednesday that the White House could package the nominations with that of Jonathan Adelstein, a Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission whose term already has expired. Sources said such a move might put more pressure on Wyden to drop his hold. Wyden voted against confirming Majoras in committee. A Wyden spokesman was not immediately available for comment. Majoras was the No. 2 antitrust official at the Department of Justice until January, when she returned to law firm Jones Day as a partner. Leibowitz was a top Democratic aide on the Senate Judiciary Committee before becoming a lobbyist for the Motion Picture Association of America. Copyright �2004 TDD, LLC. All rights reserved.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.