Antitrust Bills Not Ready for House Floor Vote, Hoyer Says (1)

June 29, 2021, 8:55 PM

The Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan antitrust bills aimed at the biggest U.S. tech companies aren’t ready for a vote in the full House, according to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who said Congress’s approach to encourage competition in the tech industry should be “constructive, not destructive.”

The comments on Tuesday from Hoyer, who is responsible for setting the House floor schedule, indicates that the legislation might not have broad enough support to pass as written. Tech companies and their industry groups warned that four of the bills designed to impact Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook ...

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