Beware of the False Promises to Improve Antitrust Legislation After a Markup

Back-to-back Senate Judiciary markups last month saw proponents of two heavy-handed bills, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICO) and the Open App Markets Act (OAMA), have urged lawmakers to simply vote in favor of their legislation while making promises to work to improve the legislation at a later date. This runs counter to lawmakers’ duty to perform due diligence and engage in robust debate on potential issues for taxpayers and consumers. Abandoning this approach risks putting consumers in harm's way for political points.

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