Biden Antitrust Nominee Vows Enforcement to Benefit Workers

Oct. 6, 2021, 6:50 PM

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division told lawmakers he would ensure that competition enforcement protects workers, echoing the administration’s concern that dominant companies are suppressing wages.

Jonathan Kanter told senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that if he’s confirmed he would implement a “vigorous and comprehensive antitrust program that protects workers from anticompetitive abuses.”

“Dominant companies have the ability to exploit their monopoly power to the detriment of Americans in so many different ways,” he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The critical mission of the antitrust laws is to protect competition for people ...

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