U.S. Chamber Calls for Legislators to Vote Down Antitrust Bills That Would ‘Stymie Innovation, Harm Consumers and Weaken America’s Technology Leadership’

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 8:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark.

“The antitrust bills scheduled for markup by the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow would overturn a century of U.S. antitrust law with dangerous consequences for America. Antitrust laws should not be rigged against a small number of companies. Such an approach punishes success and has the government picking winners and losers in our free market economy. 

“Antitrust should remain a law of general application and focused on the economic interest of consumers. The misguided approach taken in these bills will stymie innovation, harm consumers, and weaken America’s technology leadership. While ostensibly targeting ‘Big Tech,’ this approach to antitrust would broadly impact American business and our economy. They should be voted down.”

For more on how our nation’s antitrust laws promote competition and protect consumers, please visit: https://www.uschamber.com/antitrust-laws