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House Republican Pushes Congress To Enact Legislation To Curb Big Tech

 |  January 17, 2023

Colorado Rep. Ken Buck is pushing Congress to pass legislation that will curb Big Tech companies’ power, but is unsure whether he will remain the top Republican in charge of the House’s influential panel for antitrust policy.

Republican leaders’ decision about who will lead the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee will be a key signal about whether the new GOP majority aims to crack down on Big Tech companies via new antitrust policy.

Mr. Buck, author of the new book “Crushed: Big Tech’s War on Free Speech,” sought to work with Democrats in the last Congress to pass bills restraining major tech platforms and is now working to convince Republicans to do likewise.

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Asked whether he expects to lead the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, Mr. Buck said it is not his decision to make but he would be honored to helm the panel as the majority’s top-ranking Republican.

“I don’t know what the speaker and chairman have in mind at this point,” Mr. Buck said in an interview. “I guess the answer is stay tuned. I think in the next month we’ll populate committees and leadership of committees and set the agenda.”