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  • Chair Brown Applauds House GOP on FTC Funding Cuts

    Chair Brown Applauds House GOP on FTC Funding Cuts

    WASHINGTON – Today, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown applauded Republican leaders on a key House panel for rejecting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) budget request for a nearly 25 percent increase in funding. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government this morning passed its Financial Services and General Government FY 2025 bill, which included $388.7…

  • Scott Brown in Fox News: Five crazy ways President Biden is ruining America’s summer fun

    Scott Brown in Fox News: Five crazy ways President Biden is ruining America’s summer fun

    WASHINGTON – As we reach the unofficial start of summer, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown highlighted five ways that President Joe Biden is ruining Americans’ summer fun in his latest piece for Fox News. Brown opens by   pointing out the Biden Administration’s meddling in the airline industry, which ultimately caused less options and increased…

  • ICYMI: Scott Brown: “The Biden Administration Wants To Tax, Spend & Regulate Us Into The Stone Age”

    ICYMI: Scott Brown: “The Biden Administration Wants To Tax, Spend & Regulate Us Into The Stone Age”

    “Lina Khan Has Weaponized the FTC… Makes The Obama Administration Look Conservative” WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown appeared on WFEA’s Morning Update discussing the Biden Administration’s tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, as well as the broader regulatory overreach harming American competitiveness. Brown, a former U.S. Senator and Ambassador, singled out Lina Khan,…

  • ICYMI: Scott Brown in Fox Business: 3 Biden Administration Policies Harming Small Businesses

    ICYMI: Scott Brown in Fox Business: 3 Biden Administration Policies Harming Small Businesses

    WASHINGTON – To mark the recent National Small Business Week, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown highlighted three Biden administration policies harming small businesses in his latest op-ed for Fox Business.  “First, the Administration continued deflecting responsibility for lingering inflation onto private companies with their obsession over so-called “junk fees,” which are service charges imposed by…

  • Chair Brown Applauds House Probe Into FTC’s Involvement in Amazon-iRobot Merger Collapse

    Chair Brown Applauds House Probe Into FTC’s Involvement in Amazon-iRobot Merger Collapse

    WASHINGTON – After House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) launched a probe into the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) role in the collapse of the iRobot-Amazon merger, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown issued the following statement: “American officials tasked with standing up for U.S. interests have no business working with European regulators to squash our…

  • Chair Scott Brown Sounds Off on FTC’s Unilateral Action to Ban Noncompetes

    Chair Scott Brown Sounds Off on FTC’s Unilateral Action to Ban Noncompetes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 23, 2024  Chair Scott Brown Sounds Off on FTC’s Unilateral Action to Ban Noncompetes WASHINGTON – After the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed a new rule in a 3-2 party-line vote that bans businesses from including non-compete agreements in an employee’s contract, Chair Scott Brown released the following statement: “Non-compete agreements…

  • Scott Brown on Concerning CPI Report: Why In The World Does Lina Khan Still Want To Break Up Amazon?

    Scott Brown on Concerning CPI Report: Why In The World Does Lina Khan Still Want To Break Up Amazon?

    WASHINGTON – In response to the March consumer-price index showing annual inflation rates quickening to 3.5%, Scott Brown, Chair of the Competitiveness Coalition, issued the following statement:  “As consumers pinch pennies to make ends meet, out-of-touch activists in the Biden Administration like FTC Chair Lina Khan continue their crusade to destroy companies  whose lower prices…

  • Scott Brown in Union Leader: Life under Biden more costly for everyone but those on top

    Scott Brown in Union Leader: Life under Biden more costly for everyone but those on top

    Brown: “Life under the Biden administration has gotten harder and more expensive for all but those at the top. The policies and world view of (FTC Chair) Lina Khan and others are big reasons why.” WASHINGTON – In a new op-ed for the Union-Leader, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown explains how the Biden administration has…

  • Chair Brown: As Khan’s Fourth Year Starts, A Disastrous Reign

    Chair Brown: As Khan’s Fourth Year Starts, A Disastrous Reign

    Brown: “(Khan) has effectively turned the FTC into an anti-business, anti-competitive advocacy organization rather than a government agency.” WASHINGTON – Three years ago today, President Joe Biden made one of his most consequential economic decisions when he nominated Lina Khan, a protege of Elizabeth Warren with limited management experience, to lead the Federal Trade Commission…

  • ICYMI: Scott Brown Discusses Overregulation With The Josiah Bartlett Center’s Drew Cline

    ICYMI: Scott Brown Discusses Overregulation With The Josiah Bartlett Center’s Drew Cline

    Brown: “This administration, Drew, it’s upside down.” WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown joined WFEA’s Morning Update with the Josiah Bartlett Center’s Drew Cline for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the U.S. presidential race, Brown’s reaction to the State of the Union, and the Biden Administration’s continued suppression of American innovation.…