Economic Liberties’ Statement on Alvaro Bedoya’s Senate Confirmation for FTC Commissioner
Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project issued the statement below following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Alvaro Bedoya as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
“We congratulate Alvaro Bedoya on his confirmation to serve as an FTC commissioner at a time of revitalization at the agency,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “The FTC’s open commission meetings and recent learning forums have demonstrated without a doubt that consumers, working people, and honest businesses are being systematically crushed and abused by dominant corporations. While it’s been disappointing to see Republican FTC commissioners forestall progress and carry water for Big Tech, the pharmaceutical industry, and the Big Law firms and investment banks awash in profits from the ongoing merger frenzy, today’s Senate vote to confirm Mr. Bedoya will help ensure the FTC fights for fair competition and fulfills its historic mission.”
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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.