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FTC’s Khan Gets Path to Go Big on Antitrust With Biden’s Nominee

  • Vote clears the way for tougher antitrust enforcement
  • Republicans opposed Bedoya and delayed his confirmation vote
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The US Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya as a member of the Federal Trade Commission, forming a Democratic voting majority at the agency after months of deadlock.

Bedoya’s confirmation passed 51-50 on Wednesday. Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote after all the chamber’s GOP members voted against him.