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Thursday: House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online

Thursday: House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online



Washington,
February 22, 2021




Washington, D.C. –On February 25th at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law will hold a hearing entitled, “Reviving Competition, Part 1: Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online.”

This is the first in a series of hearings that will address the Judiciary Committee’s competition agenda in the 117th Congress following its 16-month, bipartisan investigation into the state of competition online, which examined (1) competition problems in digital markets; (2) whether dominant firms had engaged in anticompetitive conduct online; and (3) the adequacy of current laws and enforcement levels to address these issues.

Witnesses:

  • Charlotte Slaiman, Competition Policy Director, Public Knowledge
  • Hal Singer, Managing Director, Econ One, and Senior Fellow, the George Washington Institute of Public Policy
  • Morgan Harper, Senior Adviser, American Economic Liberties Project
  • Eric Gundersen, CEO, Mapbox
  • Additional witnesses to be announced

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. ET

Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Livestream: The hearing will stream live here.

NOTE: The Committee on the Judiciary is following guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) and the House Sergeant at Arms. The OAP recommends all individuals maintain 6-foot social distance spacing as much as practicable when in the Capitol Complex. Additionally, on the advice of the OAP, the use of a face covering is required for all attendees of this proceeding. The general public will not be allowed to attend in person, however, the hearing will be streamed live.

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