Antitrust 10/30/2020

Democrats Want to Undermine America’s Global Tech Leadership, Republicans Shouldn’t Let Them

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

Earlier this month, Congressional Democrats under the leadership of Rep. Cicilline (D-RI) published an antitrust manifesto that would throw years of successful antitrust enforcement into the dustbin of history. Worse, it would put unelected bureaucrats who no longer would need the consent of Congress in charge of reshaping America’s economy.

Thankfully, no Republicans signed onto Rep. Cicilline’s report. Even so, the news is mixed—a growing chorus of GOP lawmakers say antitrust laws need to be changed to allow for greater enforcement against Big Tech. But by handing Democrats the cover they need to reform antitrust, Republicans may inadvertently enable the biggest change to antitrust law in over a generation.

Read the full article in The Washington Times here.

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