CAPAC Chair Statement on Confirmation of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission

Jun 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S Senate voted 69 to 28 to confirm Lina Khan as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

“I’m proud to congratulate Lina Khan on her bipartisan confirmation today to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission. A legal expert with a brilliant mind, Lina helped to reframe our understanding of antitrust policy as a law student and has remained a leader in this field through her work as former counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law and as a faculty member at Columbia Law School. Not only is Lina the youngest person in history to ever serve on the FTC, but she is also the daughter of Pakistani immigrant parents and a trailblazing AAPI leader who we in the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus were proud to support. I want to thank President Biden for his ongoing commitment to building a diverse and inclusive federal government, and I look forward to working with Lina in her new role.”

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.