Sam Bowman on the FTC and the House Democrats’ antitrust package

Communications Daily – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman was quoted by Communications Daily in a story about some Democrats’ criticisms of the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to mark up six antitrust bills without any post-introduction hearings. The full story is available (behind a subscriber firewall) here.

It seems Khan, Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Commissioner Rohit Chopra “are using this short period while Chopra remains a commissioner to rush through changes that would make it easier for Khan and Slaughter to implement their agenda if an unfavorable replacement is appointed by Biden to Chopra’s slot,” said International Center for Law & Economics Competition Policy Director Sam Bowman. Letting individual commissioners issue compulsory demands “means they can more easily sidestep the rest of the commissioners if they oppose an investigation, or don’t think it warrants compulsory processes,” he added.