About the bill
H.R. 5645 would amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to align certain procedures followed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) when it reviews a proposed merger or acquisition with the procedures followed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The bill also provides the FTC with the same authority DOJ already possesses to seek an injunction against a proposed merger in Federal court; therefore, removes the ability of the FTC to pursue internal administrative litigation following a court’s denial of an FTC preliminary injunction request. This bill does not inhibit either agency’s authority to challenge monopolistic transactions or ones that would substantially lessen competition.
Two federal agencies, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission, share responsibility for the enforcement of …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 10, 2018
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 9, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
7 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Handel’s SMARTER Act Passes House”
— Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018] (Sponsor) on May 9, 2018
H.R. 5645 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5645. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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