October 01, 2020

Congressman Neguse's Bill to Permanently Reauthorize a Critical Antitrust Program Signed into Law

Washington, D.C.— President Trump signed into law the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Permanent Extension Act today, extending provisions and making it permanent. Congressman Neguse, the Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, introduced the bill in July of this year.

“I am grateful that both the House and Senate passed this important provision and made it permanent. It is a critical tool in detecting and prosecuting illegal cartel activity,” said Congressman Neguse.

This legislation is bipartisan with the support of  Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Ranking Member for the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.  

Congress enacted ACPERA to greater incentivize cartel participants to come forward by empowering the Department of Justice to limit the civil exposure of a cooperating leniency applicant in related civil litigation.

This is the fifth bill that Congressman Neguse has had signed into law by the President since being sworn into office in 2019.

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