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Biden’s Antitrust Police Would Crack Down on Mergers, Ally Says

  • Cicilline is confident Biden would be proactive on antitrust
  • Lawmaker hosted Biden fundraiser where antitrust was discussed
Rep. David Cicilline 

Rep. David Cicilline 

Photographer: Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner/Bloomberg

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would likely pursue an aggressive antitrust policy to rein in dominant companies and crack down on mergers that have contributed to concentration in many markets, said a House ally leading a probe of technology giants.

Representative David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, told Bloomberg in an interview Wednesday that Biden wouldn’t favor the “corporate mega-mergers that have resulted in this terrible imbalance in our economy,” adding that “everything he’s done in his life makes me believe that he will be a strong advocate for real competition policy.”