The Senate confirmed Jonathan Kanter to run the Justice Department’s antitrust division, finalizing the Biden administration’s slate of leaders to police competition and combat rising concentration across the economy.
Senators on Tuesday evening approved Kanter, 48, as an assistant attorney general on a 68-29 vote.
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President Joe Biden nominated Kanter in July at the urging of advocates for a more aggressive antitrust agenda, particularly against U.S. technology giants. He will join Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, whom Biden named to run that agency in June, as the face of competition enforcement in the U.S.
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