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Khan, Slaughter outline 'dire' pitfalls of slashing US FTC's budget as Republican lawmakers criticize spending

By Khushita Vasant and Madeline Hughes
  • 09 Jul 2024 23:02
  • 10 Jul 2024 00:12
US Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan and fellow Democratic Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter today warned that the US House's proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 will be "devastating" to the agency and necessitate furloughs.
"Unfortunately, the House has proposed a steep budget cut for the FTC for this upcoming

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

Madeline Hughes


Madeline is a data privacy and security reporter based in Washington, DC. She got her start in journalism in local news, covering anything and everything in Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts before coming to DC to report on tech.

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