Tag: innovation

  • ICYMI: Chair Scott Brown Slams FTC’s Amazon Suit in the National Review

    ICYMI: Chair Scott Brown Slams FTC’s Amazon Suit in the National Review

    WASHINGTON – In the wake of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust suit against Amazon, National Review featured Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown’s response to the baseless case. Chair Brown criticized the FTC for launching such a misguided suit, particularly at a time when “every economic metric is moving in the wrong direction”: Scott Brown,…

  • Scott Brown: FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon is Bidenomics at its Finest & Consumers Will Pay the Price

    Scott Brown: FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon is Bidenomics at its Finest & Consumers Will Pay the Price

    WASHINGTON – Scott Brown, Chair of the Competitiveness Coalition, issued the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized its ill-advised lawsuit against Amazon: “From lingering inflation, higher borrowing costs and souring views on the labor market, almost every economic metric is moving in the wrong direction, and the Biden Administration is now trying…

  • Scott Brown in The Washington Times: Our Economy Will Suffer if Lina Khan Has Her Way

    Scott Brown in The Washington Times: Our Economy Will Suffer if Lina Khan Has Her Way

    WASHINGTON – In a column for the Washington Times, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown makes the case that our economy’s well-being hangs in the balance as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues its reckless push to over-regulate America’s innovators.  “Despite the Federal Trade Commission’s pronounced losing streak, Chair Lina Khan remains undeterred in her ideological crusade to remake America’s…

  • Competitiveness Coalition Announces Josiah Bartlett Center as Newest Member

    Competitiveness Coalition Announces Josiah Bartlett Center as Newest Member

    WASHINGTON – Today the Competitiveness Coalition announced the addition of New Hampshire’s Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy as its newest member, bringing the total number of organizations and individuals to 22. The addition comes at a critical time on Capitol Hill, following the reintroduction of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S.2033)  and the ongoing abuse…

  • Chair Brown Applauds House GOP on FTC Funding Cuts for FY2024

    Chair Brown Applauds House GOP on FTC Funding Cuts for FY2024

    WASHINGTON – Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown applauded Republican leaders on the House Appropriations Committee today for rejecting the FTC’s budget request for a nearly 40 percent increase in funding.  House appropriators released their Financial Services and General Government FY 2024 bill earlier today, which included $376.5 million for the rogue agency – a $53.4 million cut…

  • Scott Brown: AICOA Summer Sequel Already Tanking At The Box Office

    Scott Brown: AICOA Summer Sequel Already Tanking At The Box Office

    Praises Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers For Dropping Previous Support WASHINGTON – In response to yesterday’s re-introduction of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S.2033), Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown highlighted the dwindling number of cosponsors from the previous iteration of the bill: “The summer sequel of this misguided legislation is already on track to…

  • Competitiveness Coalition Praises House Oversight Chairman Comer’s FTC Investigation

    Competitiveness Coalition Praises House Oversight Chairman Comer’s FTC Investigation

    WASHINGTON – Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown today hailed House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer’s investigation into Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan.  “This is a blaring signal to the FTC and Biden Administration that House Republicans will not sit idly by as activist bureaucrats inappropriately extend the long arm of…

  • Scott Brown on Lina Khan’s CNBC Interview: “The Evasiveness Knows No Limits”

    Scott Brown on Lina Khan’s CNBC Interview: “The Evasiveness Knows No Limits”

    WASHINGTON – Today, Scott Brown, chair of the Competitiveness Coalition, issued the following statement on Lina Khan’s, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, wide-ranging interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: “Chair Khan’s unwillingness to answer tough questions is becoming part of a disturbing pattern. From concerns about overreach that are stifling innovation to her collusion with…

  • Chair Scott Brown in RealClearMarkets: “Congress Must Keep a Close Eye on FTC Chair Lina Khan”

    Chair Scott Brown in RealClearMarkets: “Congress Must Keep a Close Eye on FTC Chair Lina Khan”

    WASHINGTON – Writing in RealClearMarkets, Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown warned lawmakers that FTC Chair Lina Khan’s outrageous four-fold budget increase request is a sure sign that her pursuit to impose her extreme antitrust agenda shows no signs of slowing down.  “Only in Washington D.C. would a record of failure and extreme recklessness translate to…

  • Competitiveness Coalition: House GOP Appropriators Deserve Credit for Shining Light on Beleaguered FTC

    Competitiveness Coalition: House GOP Appropriators Deserve Credit for Shining Light on Beleaguered FTC

    WASHINGTON – Competitiveness Coalition Chair Scott Brown applauded Republican lawmakers’ scrutiny of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) fiscal 2024 budget request during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing. “FTC Chair Lina Khan’s appearance today made clear that this beleaguered agency is unworthy of the nearly 40 percent raise it is…