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After eight months of obstruction, the Senate has narrowly confirmed an expert on privacy law to the Federal Trade Commission. theverge.com/2022/5/11/2306737

uspol, privacy 

McConnell fought this appointment tooth and nail — not least of all because it gives Democratic appointees a majority in the FTC and frees them up to investigate a lot of the practices that Republicans have been shielding up to now. Just passing the nomination out of committee required a special vote on the Senate floor, and VP Harris had to cast the deciding vote in favor of confirmation.

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