The U.S. Senate on Sunday confirmed President Bush's nominations of Deborah Majoras and Jon Leibowitz to serve as commissioners with the Federal Trade Commission. Majoras, 41, was sworn in to head the FTC as commission chairman in August. The former partner in the Washington law firm Jones Day was deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department. She holds a bachelor's degree from Westminster College and a law degree from the University of Virginia. She will complete the unexpired seven-year term of former FTC Chairman Timothy Muris, which began Sept. 26, 2001. Muris left the agency this summer to return to teaching. In September 2003, Bush nominated Leibowitz, 46, who will serve a seven-year term as well. Leibowitz, who was Democratic chief counsel on the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and served two Democratic senators, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the New York University School of Law. --by Mark Taylor
FTC nominees confirmed by Senate
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