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CDT Joins Civil Society Groups in Letter to U.S. House on Merger Filing Fees

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) signed onto a letter, with a broad coalition of civil society organizations, calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “yes” on H.R. 3843, the bipartisan Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022.

The bill, which contains a package of important bipartisan and bicameral proposals, would strengthen enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws by helping to inject much-needed funds to the antitrust enforcement agencies, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission, and allow them to properly fulfill their role safeguarding the economy and consumers from anticompetitive conduct and harmful mergers. We task our antitrust enforcers with a duty to protect us, and it is only right we give them adequate resources to do so.

Read the full letter + the list of signatories here.