H.R. 2745: the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act. The bill seeks to harmonize the standards that the FTC and the Justice Department must meet before seeking a preliminary injunction against a proposed transaction. It also requires the FTC to resolve such cases through the federal courts rather than through administrative action.
Passed the House 235-171.
- Yea: Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01); Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02); Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03); Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04); Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05); Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06)
- Nay: Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07)
H.Res. 658: a resolution regarding the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016. Specifically, the resolution condemns the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016, which murdered more than 30 innocent people and severely wounded many more; expresses sympathy and condolences for those killed and injured in the attacks and for their families and friends; pledges support for the government of Belgium in its efforts to bring to justice those involved with the planning and execution of the attacks; declares that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a fundamental threat to the universal value of freedom in all countries; states the concern of the House of Representatives about the flow of foreign fighters to and from the Middle East and West and North Africa and the threat they pose; and expresses readiness to assist the government and people of Belgium to respond to the threat posed by ISIS and its terrorist affiliates.
Passed the House 409-0.