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S. 1074: Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act

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The bill would disallow many mergers, despite having two hyphenated terms in a single bill title.


Republicans have historically taken a more laissez-faire approach to business and economic matters than Democrats. But in more recent years, several of the most prominent Republicans have taken an approach alternatively described as “economic nationalism” or “economic populism,”

Spearheaded by Donald Trump but also including acolytes like Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), the ideology seeks to put the government’s thumb on the scale of business to serve conservative policy ends. In the past year, GovTrack Insider has covered several bills to this effect, including:

Sponsor and status

Joshua “Josh” Hawley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Apr 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 12, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 12, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 12, 2021

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S. 1074 is 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1074. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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