Sen. Hawley's "Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act," introduced on April 12, 2021, takes aim at "Big Tech, Big Banks, Big Telecom, and Big Pharma" by proposing to curb mergers and acquisitions by large corporations and ease the way for prosecutors and private plaintiffs to prevail in antitrust litigation. Sen. Hawley's bill is the latest proposal for antitrust reform, following Democrat-led efforts such as the House Judiciary staff recommendations in October 2020 and Sen. Klobuchar's antitrust reform bill introduced in February 2021. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) proposes to substantially rewrite the US antitrust laws along the lines proposed by prominent Democrats, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and FTC Commissioner nominee Lina Khan. Sen. Hawley's plan would prohibit
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