Source: Obama makes decision on FTC chair
February 28th, 2013
10:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Source: Obama makes decision on FTC chair

Washington (CNN) – President Obama intends to designate Edith Ramirez to be the chair of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said Thursday.

Ramirez has served as a commissioner of the FTC since April 5, 2010. Over the past few years Ramirez has been instrumental in ensuring there is robust competition and innovation in the high-tech marketplace, and has worked hard to protect the most vulnerable communities, the official said.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    The nominee is a woman. You can expect the usual Republican responses to block this choice.

    February 28, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Congratulations Ms. Ramirez. A woman heading the FTC, fabulous!
    I consulted a Reuters article just to get a bit more info and I walked away confused. The article stated that Ms. Ramirez had served as a commissioner of the FTC since 2010, and then it went on to say that she'll be replacing Jon Liebowitz. Liebowitz was one of 4 commissioners...???

    February 28, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Was she another large donor?

    February 28, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. Borderless

    Least transparent administration in history. Most corrupt administration in history. Least accountable administration in history. Worst president in history. Bob Woodward has said the emperor has no clothes. Will anyone listen?

    February 28, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. Tracy

    Don't we all know how happy Jimmy Carter was when he was able to hand over 'The Worst President Ever Award' to Obama.

    February 28, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |