Economic Liberties’ Statement on Jonathan Kanter’s Committee Confirmation Vote

October 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to bring Jonathan Kanter’s nomination to be the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice to a full Senate vote.

“It’s never been clearer that monopolies, particularly unaccountable platforms like Facebook and Google, are a menace to families, small businesses, and communities around the country. Today’s bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance Jonathan Kanter’s nomination represents a rejection of the failed antitrust regime that brought about this crisis and advances him one step closer to taking aggressive action to address it,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “The full Senate must swiftly confirm Mr. Kanter so he and his team can get to work.”

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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.