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H.R. 5645: Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Karen Handel

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2018
Length: 7 pages
Introduced:

Apr 27, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 9, 2018

This bill passed in the House on May 9, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 27, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 9, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5645 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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