The federal government must address national security concerns in antitrust reforms

Written by Eric Swalwell

As Congress returns to Capitol Hill and finalizes legislation that invests in American innovation and competition, it is critical that we do not undermine those efforts with antitrust reforms that contain unintended but serious consequences. Solidifying domestic innovation at the cost of our national security would be short-sighted lawmaking during a time where the U.S. must take a strong stand against malign foreign adversaries.

Last year, several of my Judiciary Committee colleagues and I, from both sides of the aisle, took difficult votes against antitrust bills that we feared could — on balance — harm constituents in our districts and consumers across the nation. Included in this package was the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA), which would…

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