WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Amazon critic and anti-monopoly advocate Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by a 69-28 vote. Alex Harman, competition policy advocate for Public Citizen, released the following statement:
“The overwhelming bipartisan vote for Lina Khan speaks both to her qualifications that made her the ideal nominee to serve on the FTC and the recognition by both parties that concentrated corporate power is a crisis that needs to be urgently addressed.
“As a commissioner, Khan will take on corporate barons in Silicon Valley and throughout our economy. Greedy and abusive corporations should be on notice that the FTC will no longer look the other way as they amass power to hurt consumers, treat competitors unfairly, and take advantage of workers.
“We applaud President Biden and the Senate for recognizing the urgent need to address runaway corporate power, and we look forward to seeing a similar approach to filling the other antitrust vacancies with likeminded progressive leaders who will stand up to corporate abusers.”