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

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.

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

Status:

Ordered Reported on Apr 5, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 5, 2017.

Prognosis:

29% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 5, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 15, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 659 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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