Democrats scramble for antitrust momentum as time runs out


The clock is ticking for the left’s whole-of-government push to weaponize antitrust law for political gain. Time is running out on the legislative calendar as the November midterm election approaches, with both chambers of Congress widely considered to flip to Republican control. 

In an interview last week with Axios, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said that the momentum for sweeping antitrust “reform” is on her side and once again called for abolishing the filibuster in order to pass her progressive agenda. In reality, Jayapal’s legislative package is dying on the vine and nowhere close to being ready for a floor vote. 

It has been nearly a year since the House Judiciary Committee marked up a slate of six antitrust bills that would impose all sorts of new regulations on companies above a government-determined size. After a grueling 29-hour marathon markup, the…

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