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FTC Run Amok: Reasserting Congress’ Authority

Thu, July 25, 2024 12:59 PM – 12:59 PM EDT

July 26, 2022 @ 2:30 pm 3:30 pm

Join us for an in-person panel discussion on the consequences of an FTC run amok and how Congress can act to clarify and restrain the FTC’s role to avoid mistakes of the past on Tuesday (July 26) at the Capitol Hill club. The panel will begin at 2:30 PM.

The 1960’s and 70’s saw the FTC’s rulemaking activity become the subject of considerable controversy and debate. Many felt the Commission had become overzealous in its promulgation of rules, leading the Washington Post to dub it the “National Nanny.” Under the leadership of Lina Khan, the FTC seems to be headed towards repeating history, wanting to use its broad authority to take on and reshape the American economy.

We will be joined by policy experts from Stand Together Trust, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Gibson and Dunn, and can’t wait for you to hear these experts weigh in on the current state of play and answer the hard questions on how Congress can act to avoid repeating past mistakes.