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Tech’s allies say antitrust reform would help China. Critics say it’s a cheap ploy.

Together, the two initiatives mark a timely uptick of efforts to convince lawmakers it’s an issue that beckons their attention.

They’re not the only ones sounding that alarm. NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo, whose trade group counts Google, Amazon and Facebook as members, said U.S. competitiveness and security are among the issues they are stressing to officials weighing whether to back the bills.

“We are definitely making lawmakers aware of this clear threat as part of the broader explanation” for opposing the bills, Szabo said.