Big Tech Antitrust Push in Congress Is Blunted by GOP-Led House

January 29, 2023

(Bloomberg) -- The new GOP House majority is turning away from last year’s bipartisan efforts to rein in the dominance of the largest tech companies with a change in leadership on a key panel. Most Read from BloombergThe House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie, a rigid libertarian, will serve as the head of the antitrust subcommittee. The appointment was a snub to Colorado Republican Ken Buck, one of the main House GOP critics of big tech companies, who was the panel’s ranking member in the last Congress. He also worked across the aisle with Democrats on antitrust legislation and big tech investigations. Buck said he’ll press for antitrust legislation regardless of his committee position.