House Judiciary approves bill to increase antitrust enforcement budget

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers as the panel considered a slate of sweeping bills aimed at tech giants.

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After more than three hours of discussion, the committee voted 29-12 to approve a piece of legislation that would significantly bolster the budgets of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. The bill would also increase the filing fees for the largest mergers, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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