H.R. 2745: Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2015


Jun 12, 2015


Passed House on Mar 23, 2016

This bill passed in the House on March 23, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Blake Farenthold

Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2016
Length: 6 pages


11% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide that the Federal Trade Commission shall exercise authority with respect to mergers only under the Clayton Act and only in the same procedural manner as the Attorney General exercises such authority.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The United States is experiencing a boom in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Last year was a record year for mergers, both in terms of shear corporate value involved and the number of mega-mergers between large companies, and analysts don’t expect the trend to change in 2016.

To Republicans, that’s a good thing— mergers create a more efficient economy ...

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Jun 12, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 30, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Mar 23, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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