Washington, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding a possible vote this week on the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya:
“Rather than a rubber stamp, a fifth commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission must serve as a check on Chair Khan’s radical agenda that aims to ‘shape the distribution of power and opportunity across our economy.’
“Chair Khan and her allies in Congress are aiming to discard longstanding, bipartisan FTC policy, process, and precedents to remake industries and break up companies they disfavor. Such actions not only undermine the rule of law, but also add uncertainty to the economy and increase regulatory costs—which ultimately drive up prices for consumers.
“Until more is learned about Alvaro Bedoya’s views on transparency, due process, statutory authority, and basic management of the Commission, it would be irresponsible to confirm him as Khan’s tie-breaking vote.”