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Robert Namer
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November 21, 2021

     The US Chamber of Commerce on Friday slammed the Biden administration’s Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan, accusing her and the FTC of “waging a war against American businesses.”  Biden is carelessly responsible.

      “The FTC is waging a war against American businesses, so the U.S. Chamber is fighting back to protect free enterprise, American competitiveness, and economic growth,” said Suzanne Clark, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce.

     “The FTC’s radical departure from its core mission under Chairwoman Khan is deeply concerning to our members across the business ecosystem. American companies are facing historic challenges with inflation, strained supply chains and worker shortages, while the FTC is going rogue and engaging in regulatory overreach that is accelerating uncertainty and threatening our fragile economic recovery.”  

     The Chamber sent three letters to the FTC dated Friday in which they cited potential breaches of administrative procedure that it said could be challenged in court. The Chamber said it also filed more than 30 Freedom of Information Act requests with the FTC for “information on how it has manipulated its rules and procedures while potentially ceding its independent agency status to political interference.”

     The documents requested through FOIA requests would likely include internal communications within the agency. “Today, the Chamber is putting the FTC on notice that we will use every tool at our disposal, including litigation, to stop its abuse of power, to stand up for due process, and to protect the free enterprise system and America’s vibrant economy,” Clark said. “And we will work with policymakers on Capitol Hill to hold the commission accountable.” 

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