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Biden Antitrust Nominee Vows Enforcement to Benefit Workers

  • Senate committee considers Kanter nomination for DOJ position
  • Antitrust unit sued Google, is probing Apple over App Store
Jonathan Kanter testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6.
Jonathan Kanter testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6.Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division told lawmakers he would ensure that competition enforcement protects workers, echoing the administration’s concern that dominant companies are suppressing wages.

Jonathan Kanter told senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that if he’s confirmed he would implement a “vigorous and comprehensive antitrust program that protects workers from anticompetitive abuses.”