Chamber of Commerce rallies against Democratic FTC measure crackdown on first-time violators

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2021
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The Chamber of Commerce is pushing the Senate to kill portions of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill that would grant the Democratic-run Federal Trade Commission more civil penalty authority that it says would hurt businesses and consumers.

Certain provisions in Biden's $2.4 trillion spending bill "would create an unprecedented and unjustified broad civil penalty authority" for the commission under Section 5 of the FTC Act, the chamber wrote in a letter to senators on Thursday.

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