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APP Calls for Senate Vote on Antitrust Bills

June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Today, American Principles Project (APP) called for the Senate to vote on two bipartisan antitrust bills: S.2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, and S.2710, the Open Apps Market Act.

APP Policy Director Jon Schweppe released the following statement:

“There is bipartisan agreement across the board that the Big Tech companies have grown too powerful and that they’ve engaged in anti-competitive behavior. Now, they must be reined in. The votes are there to get this done.

“But credit where it is due: Big Tech and their apparatchiks have done a great job at running out the clock. It’s already June, and we’re nearly out of floor time. It’s time to let these bills stand on their merits. No more changes. No more amendments, and certainly none of the poison pill variety. We call on the Senate to finally allow a vote on both S.2992 and S.2710.”

Since May, APP has been aggressively pushing for a vote on these two bills.

  • This week, APP has been running digital ads in Washington, D.C., attacking Apple over its bad faith privacy concerns. The ad text asks: “Dear Apple, If you care so much about digital security, why do you allow TikTok on your App Store?”
  • Earlier this month, APP conducted an ad campaign in New Hampshire targeting Sen. Maggie Hassan, arguing that she’s “doing the bidding of Big Tech behind closed doors.”
  • Last month, APP conducted an ad campaign in Washington, D.C., and in New York targeting Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer, highlighting his ties to Big Tech and accusing him of “dragging his feet” on bringing these bills to the floor.

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.


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