Angry House Members Vent at FTC and Vote to Cut its Budget

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An implacable Lina Khan fended off four hours of hostile questions from members of the House Judiciary Committee, who criticized her ethics and performance as FTC Chair and then proceeded to attack FTC career staffers, each other, and Congress itself at a grueling oversight hearing on July 13. Accusations of mismanagement, cover-ups, conflicts of interest, and partisanship made good theatre and national news, but a potentially devastating development for the FTC went almost unmentioned and unreported.