Lee, Klobuchar Announce Hearing on Anti-Trust Implications of Occupational Licensing Regulations

October 29, 2015

WASHINGTON—Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today announced that the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will be holding a hearing on Nov. 18th entitled, “License to Compete: Occupational Licensing and the State Action Doctrine.”
The hearing will examine how state licensing boards controlled by active market participants can adversely affect competition by protecting incumbents, and the proper role of antitrust law in preventing consumer harm in this area after the Supreme Court’s decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC.