FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION/LOBBYING: “A number of companies and interest groups have waged behind-the-scenes lobbying campaigns over who will chair the Federal Trade Commission, an appointment with far-reaching implications for the high-tech and telecommunications sectors.
One effort is being made by companies that have clashed with online search giant Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc. They have been making calls and meeting with Trump administration representatives on behalf of Utah’s Republican attorney general, Sean Reyes, according to several people familiar with the matter.”

John D. Mckinnon, “Companies Seek to Sway Trump Administration on FTC Choice,” The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 23, 2017