The US Senate progresses antitrust bills seeking to constrain exclusionary conduct and acquisitions by dominant firms (CALERA)

Quick Facts About the Antitrust Bills Introduced in The Senate (Part 1)* Antitrust law was due for an update—and that day may have come. When the Democrats took control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, it was expected that they would seek to reform the antitrust laws. Even the Republicans on the Senate antitrust subcommittee were chomping for change. And indeed, this Senate has seen a number of bills proposed that would remake antitrust in significant ways. The most seismic bill introduced in the Senate is the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA). Sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), it proposes a broad reworking of United States antitrust policy. Here are our quick-take analyses of CALERA and some smaller-bore, bills.

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