Congressman Cohen Votes to Rein In Big Tech

June 24, 2021
Press Release
Says “it’s our duty to…preserve Main Street” at Judiciary Committee mark up

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today spoke in favor of six measures aimed at reining in the power of Big Tech on the second day of the Committee’s mark up of the legislation.

In his remarks, Congressman Cohen said in part:

“The wealth they accumulate is beyond the ‘robber barons’ and it’s our duty to see to it that Main Street and the average American get the opportunity to compete in industry and not be slaves to the Big Tech controllers which are out there. These bills do give more power to the individual and more choice to the individual and help preserve Main Street and the basis of our society.”

See Congressman full remarks here.

The bills considered Wednesday and today and advanced by Judiciary Committee votes to the House floor are:

  • H.R. 3843, the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021;
  • H.R. 3460, the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021;
  • H.R. 3849, the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act of 2021 or the ACCESS Act of 2021;
  • H.R. 3826, the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act of 2021;
  • H.R. 3816, the American Choice and Innovation Online Act; and
  • H.R. 3825, the Ending Platform Monopolies Act.