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Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018

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Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
05/09/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 185 (Roll no. 177).
04/27/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (21)

Date Chamber
05/10/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
05/09/2018-4:26pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2018-4:26pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 185 (Roll no. 177).
05/09/2018-4:20pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 220 (Roll no. 176).
05/09/2018-4:13pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3865-3866)
05/09/2018-2:27pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Doggett motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Doggett demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.
05/09/2018-2:27pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/09/2018-2:20pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Doggett motion to recommit. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a section relating to protecting consumers against high prescription drug costs.
05/09/2018-2:20pmHouseMr. Doggett moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H3857)
05/09/2018-2:19pmHouseH.Amdt.577 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/09/2018-2:19pmHouseH.Amdt.577 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) without objection.
05/09/2018-2:08pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 872, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
05/09/2018-2:08pmHouseH.Amdt.577 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H3855-3856; text: CR H3855)
05/09/2018-1:48pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5645.
05/09/2018-1:47pmHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Goodlattte asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting the amendment to H.R. 5645 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2018-1:47pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 5645, H.R. 2152 and S.J. Res. 57. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5645 under a structured rule, with one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2152 under a closed rule, with one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule also provides for consideration of S.J. Res. 57 under a closed rule with one motion to commit.
05/09/2018-1:47pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 872. (consideration: CR H5645; text of measure as reported in House: CR H3851)
05/07/2018-7:17pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 872 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5645, H.R. 2152 and S.J. Res. 57. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5645 under a structured rule, with one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2152 under a closed rule, with one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule also provides for consideration of S.J. Res. 57 under a closed rule with one motion to commit.
04/27/2018HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/27/2018HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
04/27/2018HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/27/2018 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law04/27/2018 Referred to
Senate Judiciary05/10/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/27/2018)

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018

This bill amends the Clayton Act with respect to notice to a state by the Department of Justice (DOJ) about federal actions brought for violations of antitrust laws.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shall exercise the same authority and procedures as DOJ under the Clayton Act if the FTC has brought an action under such Act with respect to the prohibition against acquisition by one corporation of the stock of another (merger) that may substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly.

The Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA) is amended to exclude proposed mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or similar transactions from ordinary FTC proceedings, except in cases where the FTC approves an agreement with the parties to the transaction that contains a consent order.

U.S. district courts shall have jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus commanding compliance with the FTCA or any FTC order, if the FTC applies to such courts with respect to any activity related to consummation of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or similar transaction that may result in an unfair method of competition.