POLITICO Morning Tech: FTC to take on Trump’s vertical merger guidelines

September 15, 2021 Media

FIRST IN MT: LET’S GET MOVING ON KANTER, GROUPS SAY — Two dozen civil society groups are urging the Senate to fast-track confirmation for Jonathan Kanter, President Joe Biden’s pick to be the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for antitrust. A successful confirmation would solidify the Wu & Khan & Kanter trifecta that progressive antitrust advocates have been pushing for.

“A new sense of urgency from the Biden administration and Congress, in the form of new legislation and executive action, will have limited impact so long as we lack a strong antitrust AAG to lead the way,” the groups, including Accountable Tech, the American Economic Liberties Project, the Center for Digital Democracy, Demand Progress and Fight for the Future, wrote in a letter this morning to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).