Bloomberg BNA – Antitrust Nomination Among Unfinished Congress Items

PCV notes that Mr. Delrahim has broad bipartisan support – a sign that the holdup in his confirmation is about politics, not policy.

September 5, 2017

‘President Donald Trump’s nomination of Makan Delrahim to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division is among the unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to Washington the week of Sept. 4.

Antitrust isn’t the most pressing issue facing lawmakers, who also must deal with funding the government past Sept. 30 and giving aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. But several antitrust matters pending before Congress are of great interest to practitioners. In particular, the stalled Delrahim nomination is pressing. The current acting head of the antitrust division, Andrew Finch, has been running the agency since February, longer than any acting assistant attorney general.’

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