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FTC's GOP Seat Nominees Formerly Clerked For Justice Thomas, Led Conservative Policy Group

Executive Summary

Amid period of 3-0 decisions by commission, President Biden nominates two state solicitor generals for vacant FTC seats, both reserved for GOP appointments. Virginia’s Andrew Ferguson previously clerked for Justice Thomas and was Senate GOP leader McConnell’s chief counsel; Utah’s Melissa Holyoak led a conservative advocacy group focused on fighting class action lawsuits and aggressive regulation.

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