Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836

WASHINGTON (February 28, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today released the following statement on the nomination of Edith Ramirez to succeed Jon Leibowitz to Chair the Federal Trade Commission:

“Jon Leibowitz is one of the all-time greatest chairmen in the history of the Federal Trade Commission. He will leave behind an incredible legacy of achievement, particularly in the area of protecting children’s privacy on the Internet.

“President Obama today ensured that consumers will continue to have a strong voice and effective advocate by selecting Edith Ramirez to Chair the Federal Trade Commission. Commissioner Ramirez brings both deep knowledge and dedication to protecting consumers. I look forward to working with her in the future.”

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