The Hill: Senate Antitrust Bill Has Serious Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses

Lawmakers in Washington are about to take a major step toward modifying America’s antitrust laws and departing from the consumer welfare standard that has guided antitrust thought since the 1970s. While the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) still has legislative barriers to clear, its mark-up today is an essential step toward it arriving on President Biden‘s […]

ACI Letter to U.S. Senate: Proposed Antitrust Legislation Will Harm Consumers and Small Businesses

Dear Senators, As longtime advocates for policies that increase consumer choice, boost competition, and protect consumers, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), a 501(c)(3) non-partisan research and educational institute, has analyzed and highlighted numerous times the negative effects the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992) would have on consumer and […]

ACI Statement on the Markup of American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992) — “Have a hearing!”

Scheduling the bill for a markup without a committee hearing that could place concerns under scrutiny is extremely concerning given the numerous ramifications the bill could project.  Without evidence to support their claims, supporters of the bill might suggest that it would not negatively affect the services and products consumers currently enjoy, but unfortunately, the […]

Coalition Opposes the Anti-Consumer “American Innovation and Choice Online Act”

A group of policy nonprofit organizations signed a letter is opposition to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. The letter states that the proposed legislation would empower regulators to weaponize antitrust laws and punish American companies for providing products and services that consumers widely enjoy. Competition thrives when barriers are removed, not when top-down […]

Statement on The American Innovation and Choice Online Act

The following is a statement from ACI Director, Krisztina Pusok, regarding the intent to introduce the American Innovation and Choice Online Act led by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Grassley (R-IA): “Congress should be prudent of any proposals that inadvertently undermine consumer welfare, including the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. Failing to recognize this […]

ACI Sends Letter to Congress: Antitrust Bill Would Undermine Consumer Welfare and Hurt Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) sent a letter to Congress urging members to be wary of bills that undermine consumer welcome, including the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. The letter notes: “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would essentially prevent companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft from offering […]