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Antitrust

New Klobuchar Bill Would Kill M+A Activity

By: Tom Hebert Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced the “Platform Competition and Opportunity Act,” a bill that would prevent a handful of targeted companies from making any new acquisitions of smaller companies. This bill is companion legislation to H.R. 3826, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).  Photo Credit:…

Antitrust

Sen. Klobuchar’s “Antitrust” Bill is A Trojan Horse for Big Government

By: Tom Hebert Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act,” companion legislation to Rep. David Cicilline’s (D-R.I.) House version. Several Senate Republicans, motivated by concerns over Big Tech censorship of conservatives, have cosponsored the Klobuchar bill.  Photo Credit: Lorie Shaull from St Paul,…

Antitrust

OCC, ATRF Submit Comments to CMA on Facebook/Giphy Merger

Americans for Tax Reform Foundation International Advocacy Manager Andreas Hellmann and Open Competition Center Executive Director Tom Hebert recently submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) calling on them to stop weaponizing their investigation into the Facebook-Giphy merger. This investigation is another unfortunate development in a…

Antitrust

Far-Left Rep. Jayapal Forecasts Harmful Senate Antitrust Agenda

By: Tom Hebert In an interview last week, far-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) forecasted possible Senate antitrust companion legislation to the Cicilline antitrust package that was drafted with little input from rank-and-file Republican members.  The left’s antitrust agenda would vastly empower unelected Biden bureaucrats and screw up the goods and services…