Chair Brown on Prime Big Deal Days: Why Did NH AG Formella Lend His Name to the Latest FTC Charade

NEW HAMPSHIRE – As middle-class families, mom-and-pops, workers, teachers, students, and more enjoy Prime Big Deal Days this week, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown chided the Biden Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for continuing its anti-consumer campaign against Amazon.

“Declining consumer confidence, mortgage rates the highest in 23 years, and yet instead of focusing on ways to support the economy or help Granite Staters afford goods and groceries, Biden’s FTC is attacking Amazon for low prices and speedy shipping,” said Chair Scott Brown. “This latest FTC charade is Bidenomics at its finest and the question remains why Attorney General John Formella would lend his name and add the State of New Hampshire to the suit. Conservatives in Concord and in our nation’s capital would be wise to hold the FTC accountable for these meritless, headline-grabbing lawsuits and call them out for what they actually are: a progressive attempt to restructure how American companies regularly conduct business. This type of government-knows-best ideology has no place in the Live Free or Die state.”

Recently the coalition, in conjunction with The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, conducted a survey of NH GOP primary voters that found Republican primary voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the Biden Administration establishing new regulations that would break up large technology companies. Brown’s statement arrives just days after the Chair and 18 members of the Competitiveness Coalition urged GOP leaders in the House and Senate to scrutinize the FTC’s decision to file a suit against Amazon. 

For over a year, the Competitiveness Coalition has been sounding the alarm on the FTC’s egregious overreach and concerning actions. For more information on the Coalition’s work on this front, please visit Members of the press can contact the coalition at