OKLAHOMA – 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 Oklahomans 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 Gentner Drummond would lend his name and add Oklahoma to the suit. Conservatives in Oklahoma City 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.”
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. In the letter, Brown encouraged Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN), and House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) to ask their House and Senate committees to “provide the necessary oversight and examination into the Commission’s activities in the lead-up and filing of this lawsuit against Amazon, as well as for its previous, similarly doomed suits.”
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 competitivenesscoalition.com. Members of the press can contact the coalition at email@example.com.