Letter To Congress Opposing Big Tech Nominees

BigTech Lobbyists Unacceptable for Antitrust Jobs

U.S. PIRG joined leading organizations concerned about Big Tehc's concentrated power in a letter to Senate Commerce and Judicary Committee leaders "to urge you to make clear that Big Tech executives, lobbyists, lawyers, or consultants are unacceptable nominees for senior antitrust enforcement roles." 

26 January 2021- U.S. PIRG joined leading organizations concerned about Big Tech’s concentrated power in a letter to new Senate Commerce Committee chair Maria Cantwell (WA), new Judicary Committee chair Dick Durbin (IL) and new Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee chair Amy Klobuchar (MN) “to urge you to make clear that Big Tech executives, lobbyists, lawyers, or consultants are unacceptable nominees for senior antitrust enforcement roles.” You can download the letter (report) from this page.

Excerpt:

“The undersigned organizations are a broad coalition that represent millions of Americans, including many in your home states, who are concerned about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google’s concentrated power. Today, these four corporations are widely understood to wield monopoly power in ways that harm consumers, workers, independent businesses, and democracy itself. Recent polling conducted by Pew Research Center shows that nearly half of Americans want to see the government step in and regulate Big Tech. State and federal enforcers are making progress on this front, and we can’t risk losing ground by appointing sympathetic enforcers.”

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