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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Consolidation Prevention and Competition Promotion Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Clayton Act to modify the standard for an unlawful acquisition, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/31/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

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01/31/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 01/31/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 01/31/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 01/31/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 02/04/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 12/08/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary01/31/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/31/2019)

Consolidation Prevention and Competition Promotion Act of 2019

This bill amends the Clayton Act to revise merger requirements. Specifically, the bill

  • prohibits a merger that materially (currently, substantially) lessens competition in more than a de minimis amount or tends to create a monopsony (a market situation in which there is only one buyer);
  • shifts the burden of proof to the merging companies to show that their consolidation will not harm competition;
  • requires companies that enter into a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Department of Justice regarding a merger to report information that allows the agencies to assess the competitive impact of the merger, and
  • establishes the Office of the Competition Advocate within the FTC.