MPAC Congratulates Lina Khan for her Confirmation as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

June 17, 2021

The United States Senate approved the nomination of Lina Khan to serve as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Following that, President Biden named her Chair of the FTC. The Muslim Public Affairs Council applauds this historic moment as Chairwoman Khan is the first Muslim to serve in this position and the youngest person to Chair the FTC.

Chairwoman Khan was previously a professor at Columbia Law School and counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, where she worked on a number of important antitrust issues. Her work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. She is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School. Chairwoman Khan will serve as chair for a term of three years. We look forward to working with her on a range of issues that affect the everyday lives of American-Muslims.

We applaud the Biden Administration for continuing to fulfill its promise to make the federal government more representative of the rich diversity of America. We would like to thank Chairwomen Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) for shepherding Chairwomen Khan’s nomination process through the Senate Commerce Committee and the Senate.

We look forward to even more well-qualified Muslims contributing to all branches of the government as we proceed under a President that values representation of all Americans. MPAC is partnering with other Muslim organizations to make that reality our ultimate goal.



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