Washington, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today regarding the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability’s announcement of an investigation into Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan.
“We welcome today’s announcement from Chairman James Comer (R-KY) as a much-needed step to bring long-overdue transparency and accountability to the Federal Trade Commission. Under the current leadership, the FTC has departed from its core responsibilities of protecting consumers and enforcing antitrust law, choosing instead to try and remake the American economy. In the process, the FTC has exceeded its legal authority and violated basic principles of due process.
“The Chamber has long called for accountability at the FTC, including filing our own litigation. We share the concerns raised by Chair Comer, which are now the focus of the committee’s investigation. This investigation is on top of efforts underway by other House committees to bring much needed oversight to an agency that has lost its way.”