Statement of Commissioner Sheila F. Anthony
Concurring in part and dissenting in part from Prepared Testimony of Federal Trade Commission Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, The Judiciary and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations.
April 10, 2002
I support the Commission's testimony before this Subcommittee, except that part which discusses the clearance procedures for merger investigations. While "streamlining the merger review process" is a laudable goal that deserves our attention, I am not convinced that the approach agreed to by Chairman Muris and Assistant Attorney General Charles James fully maximizes the unique makeup, experience, and institutional assets of the Commission.(1)
1. See Statement of Commissioner Sheila F. Anthony on the Memorandum of Agreement Concerning Clearance Procedures for Investigations (Jan. 18, 2002), available at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/01/ftcdojsa.htm, for further discussion.