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Senate Committee Votes to Advance Big Tech Antitrust Bill

February 3, 2022

Today, the Open App Markets Act was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 21-1 vote. The legislation now awaits a vote by the full Senate.

In response, Jon Schweppe, director of policy and government affairs for American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement:

“It is great to see the Senate taking decisive action to address the app market duopoly. For too long, Apple and Google have rigged the game against app developers, undermining competition and consumer choice through unfair practices. And they have particularly harmed conservatives by colluding to deplatform free-speech apps such as Parler.

“The Open Apps Market Act will go a long way toward rectifying these wrongs, and based on today’s vote, it is clear there is a strong, bipartisan consensus behind it. We urge the Senate to pass this legislation as soon as possible so we can finally move forward substantively to rein in Big Tech.”

On Monday, APP led a coalition of eight conservative groups in sending a letter to senators advocating support for the Open App Markets Act. You can read the letter here.

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


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