US Congress to Sift Through Google-DoubleClick Deal Details

After months of controversy and global outcry, Google’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick will undergo congressional scrutiny later this year in a planned closed hearing before the House of Representatives’ Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), chairman of the subcommittee, on Tuesday announced his intention to hold the hearing in a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Majoras. Rush also requested a briefing on the FTC’s investigation of the proposed merger, which was launched in May.

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