Antitrust

House Judiciary Committee: FTC should Protect Hurricane Victims from Price Gouging

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This week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Regulatory Reform and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.), and Regulatory Reform and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Ranking Member David Cicilline (D-R.I.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate price gouging in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harve... Read more »

CICILLINE, TOP DEMS TO SESSIONS: DON’T ATTACK WORKERS’ RIGHTS

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U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop taking away the rights of working people to collectively hold their employers accountable for wage theft, employment discrimination, and other unlawful workplace conduct. Cicilline ... Read more »

STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE JOHN CONYERS, JR. FOR THE HEARING ON “RECENT TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT” BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today delivered the following remarks during the Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Subcommittee hearing on “Recent Trends in International Antitrust Enforcement.” Ranking Member Conyers: Today’s hearing presents an important opportunity to consider international antitrust enforcement. Given the increasingly interconne... Read more »

Bipartisan Coalition Reintroduces Remote Transactions Parity Act

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Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in reintroducing H.R. 2193, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), which aims to create a level playing field so Main Street stores and online retailers can compete fairly. Reps. Steve Womack (R-AR), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Peter Welch ... Read more »

Floor Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017”

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Although I rise in qualified support of H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017,” I do not endorse the Majority’s exaggerated claims regarding the bill’s impact on the affordability and availability of health insurance. H.R. 372 would partially repeal the limited Federal antitrust exemption for the business of insurance established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act in 1945. Speci... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Markup of H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017”

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I support H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017,” which repeals the antitrust exemption in the McCarran-Ferguson Act for the health insurance business. For many years, I have advocated for such a repeal and so I am pleased to see bipartisan support for this position. My own bill, H.R. 143, the “Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2017,” would similarly r... Read more »

Conyers Welcomes New Judiciary Democrats & Announces Subcommittee Assignments for 115th Congress

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) welcomed four new Democratic Members to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and announced the new subcommittee structure for the 115th Congress. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) are new to the committee. Congressman Jamie Raskin, a former constitutional law professor, will serve in... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Hearing on “Treating the Opioid Epidemic: The State of Competition in the Markets for Addiction Medicine” Before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

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Sudden and sharp increases in the cost of life-saving prescription medications have caused much public outcry, most recently regarding the substantial spike in the price of EpiPen, which is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Although today’s hearing focuses on competition in the markets for a particular set of life-saving drugs -- namely, those that treat opioid addiction -- I hope... Read more »

Conyers & Johnson: Republicans Anti-Regulatory Agenda Is Only a Better Way For Big Business, Not Working Americans

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Earlier today, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens introduced the anti-regulatory portion of their so-called “Better Way” agenda. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Ranking Member Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA) today released the following statements in response t... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Hearing on “International Antitrust Enforcement: China and Beyond”

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Today’s hearing promises to be not only informative, but timely given the various issues presented by international antitrust enforcement, particularly with respect to China’s enforcement of its Anti-Monopoly Law. In just the last two days, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew was in China for the latest round of talks in the ongoing U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. It was through this very mec... Read more »