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WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the chairman and ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, released the following statements on Edith Ramirez’s departure from the Federal Trade Commission.
“I thank Chairwoman Ramirez for her service,” said Senator Lee, “but with her departure, the Federal Trade Commission will be left with only two commissioners. Since this is an agency that was meant to operate with five commissioners I expect the next president to nominate new commissioners shortly, and I hope the Senate will confirm them swiftly.”
“Chairwoman Ramirez demonstrated a real commitment to the Federal Trade Commission’s mission. She obtained a $10 billion settlement for consumers defrauded by Volkswagen, her agency litigated as many as eight antitrust cases simultaneously, and she exemplified the best qualities of a public servant,” said Senator Klobuchar.
Chairwoman Ramirez is expected to step down next month.