Representatives Jerrold Nadler and David Cicilline Quote from Open Markets Letter in House Debate on H.R. 5645

May 9, 2018  |  by Open Markets

Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and David Cicilline (D-RI) quoted Open Markets when they spoke out on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 against H.R. 5645, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Review Through Equal Rules Act of 2018.

In his first speech, Representative Nadler spoke out about the anti-democratic effects of corporate power:

Later, both representatives quoted the Open Markets Institute’s letter to the House of Representatives calling for, not fewer, but more resources for the country’s antitrust agencies:



Read the full letter here.

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