WASHINGTON — This afternoon, the Congressional Progressive Caucus welcomed Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan and Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Antitrust Division Jonathan Kanter to its member meeting. 

Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Congressional Progressive Caucus chair and vice chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law issued the following statement:

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus was thrilled to welcome two of the administration’s leading voices on antitrust and consumer protection to engage with our membership today. It was a productive and rich discussion, focusing on some of the most pressing issues facing our economy and communities, including: anti-competitive mergers; price gouging, especially in treatments for COVID-19; and the myriad monopolistic practices in Big Tech that stifle innovation and competition, and harm consumers and small business. There was widespread and enthusiastic agreement for Congress reasserting its role and governing power in this space — something the CPC membership is deeply committed to and actively engaged on.

“We look forward to continuing this work together to reassert consumers’ rights and finally rebalance economic inequality away from corporate power and toward the people.”