Summary: S.1811 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/14/2017)

Merger Enforcement Improvement Act

This bill modifies antitrust enforcement requirements regarding mergers (acquisitions by one corporation of the voting securities or assets of another). Specifically, the bill:

  • adjusts premerger notification filing fees;
  • requires certain filers to report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or to the relevant Assistant Attorney General on information that allows the government to assess the competitive impact of a merger;
  • requires the FTC to study overlapping ownership or control by investors in certain markets; and
  • requires the Government Accountability Office to assess the success of certain merger remedies and the impact of mergers and acquisitions on wages, employment, innovation, and new business formation.