Chair Scott Brown Warns Hill Staff About Dangers of Antitrust Legislation

Bills Would Hand Power to China and Grow the Federal Government 

WASHINGTON – Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown recently hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill where he issued a stark warning to congressional staff: reject the liberal-led antitrust efforts including the American Innovation and Choice Online (AICO) Act, S.2992 and Open App Markets Act, S.2710 – or risk weakening America’s standing in the world. 

Brown, who most recently served as the United States Ambassador to New Zealand, described these bills as a ploy by the Biden Administration to grab power and grow the government. “When you have the [Biden] Commerce Department, [Biden] Justice Department, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), people who want more and more control of our government through rules and regulations, that’s traditionally not a good thing,” stated Brown. 

Brown added that the AICO Act would cede power to geopolitical foes like China, noting it is being debated, “at a time when we need to be competitive on a global basis. Giving China and other countries potentially the tactical, financial and technical advantage over our industries that are thriving right now, is wrong.”  

The former senator was joined by Competitiveness Coalition member, President of the American Action Forum and former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin, and former Trump Administration National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien. Holtz-Eakin forewarned Hill staff that the AICO Act would override consumer choice, while O’Brien spoke to the national security threats of the legislation. 

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More video clips of the event can be found below:

Doug Holtz-Eakin: The AICO Is An Example Of Overriding The Power Of Consumer Choice

Doug Holtz-Eakin: No One Has Ever Confused Europe As A Hot Bed Of Innovation

Doug Holtz-Eakin: The Klobuchar Approach Changes Focus Away From The Consumer

Ambassador Robert O’Brien: The AICO Act Will Stifle American Tech Innovation

Ambassador Robert O’Brien: We Cannot Allow The Chinese Communist Party To Dominate Tech

Ambassador Scott Brown: It’s Telling That Left Wing Politicians Are Supporting The AICO