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H.R. 3843: Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022

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To protect competition and promote antitrust enforcement by adjusting premerger filing fees to increase antitrust enforcement resources.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Neguse

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2022
Length: 12 pages
Jun 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 29, 2022

This bill passed in the House on September 29, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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39 Cosponsors (29 Democrats, 10 Republicans)

13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 3843 – Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022 (Sep 27, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Support Antitrust Litigation
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 29, 2022

Buck Applauds House Judiciary Committee Passage of Bills Taking on Big Techs Monopoly Power
    — Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 24, 2021

Congressman Cohen Votes to Rein In Big Tech
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] on Jun 24, 2021

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Jun 11, 2021

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Jun 23, 2021
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Jun 24, 2021
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Sep 23, 2022
On House Schedule

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Sep 23, 2022
Text Published

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Sep 26, 2022
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Sep 29, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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