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H.R. 659 (115th): Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2017

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Blake Farenthold

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jan 24, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 5, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 5, 2017
 
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Nov 15, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 659 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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