Statement of Commissioner Sheila F. Anthony
Concurring in part
and dissenting in part from
March 19, 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)
Endnote:http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/01/ftcdojsa.htm for further discussion.