About the bill
S. 2695, the Anti-Trust Freedom Act, would legalize monopolies and trusts. For over a century, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been in charge of preventing any companies from taking over (or almost taking over) an entire industry. The logic is that monopolies and trusts raise prices for consumers and strangle competition. Paul’s bill would repeal a hundred years’ worth of law under the belief that, as libertarian economist Logan Albright wrote in an op-ed supporting the bill, “[Paul’s] point is that voluntary economic transactions, where free people ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Mar 16, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 16, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 29, 2012
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2269 (112th).
May 22, 2013
Earlier Version — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1004 (113th).
Mar 16, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 5, 2018
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2491.
S. 2695 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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