Public Knowledge Cheers Senate Confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya As FTC Commissioner

The U.S. Senate just confirmed Alvaro Bedoya, a powerful consumer advocate, as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Alvaro Bedoya as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Bedoya has long been a powerful advocate for consumers and a trailblazing professor. Public Knowledge proudly welcomes this consumer champion to the FTC.

The following can be attributed to Charlotte Slaiman, Competition Policy Director at Public Knowledge:

“Congratulations to Alvaro Bedoya, who has now cleared his final hurdle to become an FTC Commissioner. Bedoya’s perspective, expertise, and experience will be a crucial addition to the Commission. I know we can trust Commissioner Bedoya to stand up to powerful corporations and look out for the interests of the most vulnerable.

“With another consumer champion in place at the FTC, Chairwoman Khan now has a fully functioning agency poised to enforce the nation’s antitrust and consumer protection laws. This means the agency is equipped with the team it needs to publish rules and launch bold cases to promote competition and protect consumers.”

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