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Antitrust

Dems Hold Antitrust Venue Bill Hostage to Ram Through Klobuchar’s Antitrust Pet Project

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blocked Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-Utah) bipartisan State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act, the second time Democrats have blocked unanimous consent on the legislation. Despite its popularity and likely passage if called for a Senate vote, Durbin is holding the bill hostage to pressure Congress…

Antitrust

Amy Klobuchar’s Antitrust “Pet Project”: New Version, Same Old Mistakes

By: Tom Hebert Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced a new version of the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (S. 2992) late Wednesday night, the culmination of months of behind the scenes machinations to get the bill closer to the 60-vote Senate threshold.  Unfortunately for Klobuchar, the latest draft is…

Antitrust

New Klobuchar Antitrust Bill Roils Senate Democratic Caucus

In private conversations with reporters, a faction of Senate Democrats are voicing their displeasure and concerns surrounding Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) radical antitrust bill – the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. POLITICO reports that “10 people familiar with the matter” told them that they are concerned that “the measure could…

Antitrust

Schumer Ignores Voter Concerns by Prioritizing Bills That Will Exacerbate Inflation

Last week, a Gallup poll surveying 2,000 Americans was released with 52% of Americans naming inflation as their most important issue. It was also the most important issue for Americans across all political affiliations surveyed, including Republicans, Independents and Democrats. Photo Credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Washington…

Antitrust

OCC Submits Comments to Department of Agriculture to Provide Context on Rising Price of Fertilizer

Last week, the Open Competition Center submitted comments to contextualize the reason for the increasing price of fertilizer. The OCC warns against the new protectionist measures that the Biden Administration has taken against fertilizer imports from Morocco and Trinidad and Tobago. Despite the administration’s attempts to solely cast blame for…

Labor

OCC Supports the Ensuring Workers Get PAID Act

The Open Competition Center supports the passage of S. 3074/H.R. 5743, the “Ensuring Workers Get PAID Act,” introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Credit: United States Congress, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons This legislation codifies the DOL’s Payroll Independent Determination (PAID) pilot program established in…