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Blog Post
12/4/2012
By John M. Simpson
Joshua Wright, nominee to the Federal Trade Commission faced tough grilling before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday and his answers did nothing to change my view that he is a bad choice for the Commission. In in a written statement about the hearing Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WVA) voiced his concerns this way: "Our final nominee is...
News Release
12/4/2012
CONTACT John M Simpson
WASHNGTON, DC – President Obama’s newest Federal Trade Commission nominee, who is expected to pledge to recuse himself from matters involving Google because of financial conflicts of interest, has anti-regulatory views at odds with the agency’s consumer protection mission, said Consumer Watchdog today.   “Joshua...
News Release
11/29/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson or Carmen Balber
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today called on Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.VA) to oppose Joshua Wright’s Nomination to the Federal Trade Commission, saying, “We cannot imagine a nominee who is more ill suited to serve as a Commissioner.” In a letter to Sen. Rockefeller, John M. Simpson, the...