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Biden will nominate Lina Khan to the FTC

The nomination marks a huge win for progressive trust-busters, many of whom have been pushing Khan as a potential Biden administration pick for months.

Khan's academic work sparked a reckoning around how the country's antitrust laws could be used to take on the enormous power of major internet businesses including Amazon, Google and Facebook. Khan, who is allied with Senator Elizabeth Warren, was one of the key staffers who worked on the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee's investigation, which concluded that the tech giants operate as monopolies.

Two congressional aides told Protocol last week that they anticipate Republican senators could briefly put a hold on her nomination, but she will likely be successfully confirmed by the Senate.

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