March marked the end of the first quarter of President Obama’s second term, and he has yet to select a nominee for the fifth and final commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission seat. The FTC is composed of five members, nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, who serve staggered seven-year terms. No more than three commissioners can be of the same political party. With former Democratic FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz’s departure in January, the FTC is currently split with two Democrats and two Republicans.
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