Wall Street Journal: Business Group Challenges Lina Khan’s Agenda at Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Chamber of Commerce asserts FTC is overstepping authority under Khan; FTC says it won’t back down
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is challenging Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Lina Khan, contending in a series of letters that she is overstepping the agency’s legal authority.
In three letters to the FTC dated Friday, the Chamber cited potential breaches of administrative procedure that it said could be open to legal challenge. It also was set to file more than 30 requests with the FTC under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking documents that could include Ms. Khan’s personal communications and those of her staff.
The letters and records requests, which were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, represent what Chamber leaders described as a rare public challenge to a regulatory agency that is still in the early months of new leadership.
“It feels to the business community that the FTC has gone to war against us, and we have to go to war back,” Suzanne Clark, the chamber’s president and chief executive, said in an interview.
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