Antitrust

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee (June 6-10)

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7 4:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Hearing on: “International Antitrust Enforcement: China and Beyond” Witnesses: Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission Mr. Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office Mr. Sean Heather, Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. RRCAL Subcommittee Hearing on The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces

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“In the 110th Congress, when I was Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the Committee reported legislation that would have granted a limited antitrust exemption for independent pharmacies to allow them to collectively bargain as to the terms and conditions of reimbursements from pharmacy benefit managers. “This legislation arose from the recognition that small, independent pharmacies struggl... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Full Committee 10:00 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing on: Oversight of the United States Department of Justice Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law 3:00 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing on: The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefits Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces Wednesday, November 18 Full Committe... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law 10:00 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing on: H.R. 3438, the “Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists Act of 2015” H.R.2631, the “Regulatory Predictability for Business Growth Act of 2015” Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet 1:00 p.m. in 2141 Raybu... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 10:00 a.m. Full Committee Markup H.R. 3279, the “Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act” H.R. 2834, To enact certain laws relating to the environment as title 55, United States Code, “Environment” 2141 Rayburn House Office Building WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (POSTPONED) 9:30 a.m. Full Committee Hearing Oversight of the United States Department of Justice Witness: The Honorable Lor... Read more »

Conyers: Health Insurance Mergers Must Be Questioned

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement after the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law concluded a hearing that examined proposed health insurance mergers and the possible consequential impact on marketplace competition: “Currently, we already have highly concentrated health insurance markets as highlighted... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 11:30 a.m. Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on: H.R. ___, the “Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015” Witnesses: · Ms. Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, NFIB Small Business Legal Center · Mr. Cary Silverman, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP · Mr. Lonny Hoffman, Law Foundation Professor, University of Houston Law Center 2237 Rayburn Hou... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 10:30 a.m. Full Committee Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider Witnesses: Mr. James Bopp, Jr., General Counsel, National Right to Life Ms. Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor Ms. Gianna Jessen, Abortion Survivor Ms. Priscilla J. Smith, Director and Senior Fellow, Program for the Study of Reproductive Jus... Read more »

Members of Congress Call on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Issue a Strong Rule to Prohibit Use of Forced Arbitration

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Today, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and 56 other members of Congress sent a letter calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to undertake a rulemaking to prohibit forced arbitration agreements in consumer financial services and products. On March 10, 2015, the CFPB issued a report finding that more than three in four consumers were unaware of forced a... Read more »

Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Opening Statement at Hearing on FCC Net Neutrality Hearing

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Today, during a full House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules,” Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) delivered the following opening statement: “The Judiciary Committee has a central role in studying the issue of net neutrality and, more generally, competition on the Internet. “As the Committee considers today the specific question o... Read more »