CJS Appropriations Amendment Would Empower FTC and DOJ, Import Harmful E.U.-Style Regulations

Washington, D.C. 11/14/2023 – CCIA’s “Don’t Break What Works” campaign released the following statement regarding Congressmen Ken Buck (R-CO-4) and Joe Neguse’s (D-CO-2) proposed amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act.

“This amendment would allow for the abdication of American global leadership by forcing U.S. businesses to adhere to merger guidelines that would undermine competitiveness and consumers, empower the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) in their pursuit of anti-consumer agendas, and encourage the importation of job- and economy-killing E.U.-style regulations,” said Chandler Smith Costello, a spokeswoman for the Don’t Break What Works campaign.

“This amendment would enable the FTC and DOJ to further undermine long-standing principles meant to protect American consumers and businesses. Our lawmakers should be standing up against E.U.-style regulations meant to benefit foreign businesses at the expense of American companies, not enabling them,” she continued.    

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