WASHINGTON – Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown issued the following statement in response to Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), appearing before the House Judiciary Committee:
“It’s been a long two years, but the chickens are finally coming home to roost for Lina Khan’s checkered tenure at the FTC. From replacing decades worth of established antitrust precedent with an activist agenda to the needless burdens placed on our economic drivers to her attitude of intimidation that has driven employee morale to all-time lows, Khan has been an unmitigated disaster. I was especially heartened regarding the questions about Khan’s decision to deploy taxpayer-funded staff to Europe to implement their misguided Digital Markets Act. Chair Jordan and the Committee deserve great credit for finally shining a light on the FTC’s escalating abuse of power. Hopefully this is the first of future efforts to restore accountability and transparency to the troubled agency under its current chair.”
Earlier this week, the Competitiveness Coalition filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FTC regarding their suspected collusion between the agency and European regulators. Ahead of Khan’s appearance, the Coalition released seven questions that lawmakers should ask the activist chair.
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