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Senator Klobuchar takes reins at antitrust subcommittee

As we first reported last October (FTC:WATCH Issue No. 814, October 1, 2012), the antitrust landscape in the United States changed this week with the announcement that U. S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) would become the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. She will be the first woman to chair that subcommittee.


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