Americans Deserve a Transparent and Accountable FTC
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent actions are alarming and pose a serious threat to our economy.
American companies are already facing historic challenges with inflation, strained supply chains and worker shortages, and the FTC's actions are only accelerating uncertainty and threatening our economy.
Under Chairwoman Lina Khan, the FTC has radically departed from its core mission to protect consumers and competition.
Rather, the FTC is overstepping its regulatory authority, undermining our system of checks and balances, ignoring due process, and bypassing longstanding regulatory norms to expansively regulate industries and manage our economy with a government knows best approach.
Areas of Overreach
- RulemakingUnder Lina Khan the FTC has embarked on a rulemaking bonanza often skirting or outright ignoring whether or not it has Congressional authorization.
- LitigationThe FTC’s litigious approach to enforcement is denying companies basic rights to due process.
- Merger ActivityBy improperly using a rulemaking process, the FTC is poised rewrite antitrust law based off false economic and often partisan assumptions.
Holding the FTC accountable on Capitol Hill
Holding the FTC accountable in the courts
FTC: A Timeline of An Agency Gone Rogue
This timeline shows the ways in which Chairwoman Khan has moved to silence dissent at the FTC and consolidated power in ways that call into question the independence of the agency.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Stands Up to FTC Going Rogue
Chamber CEO Clark: ‘The FTC is waging a war against American businesses, so the U.S. Chamber is fighting back’
- Mar 16, 2022Industrial concentration is a myth that underpins the administration's executive order on competition, its narrative around inflation and serves as its excuse to overregulate. America is home to the world's most vibrant and dynamic economy thanks to vigorous competition in the marketplace that drives new ideas and innovative products and services for consumers.