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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has pushed a vote on a potential study on supply chain disruptions to next week.
The four commissioners in place voted unanimously on Thursday to delay consideration of the study until next Wednesday in order to make some adjustments before finalizing the study regarding what aspects of the supply chain are studied as part of the agency’s 6(b) process.
“One well crafted study, even if it takes additional time and effort, will save resources in the review of the materials received and prevent the commission from having to issue additional studies in the future,” said Republican Commissioner Christine Wilson, who requested the motion to push the vote to next week.
FTC Chair Lina Khan is facing a board split along party lines as President Biden’s nominee to fill an open spot — which would give Democrats an edge — awaits confirmation.
Although Khan voted with fellow commissioners in favor of the motion to punt the vote to next week, she stressed that the issue is a matter of urgency.