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Groups Push Schumer to Recuse Himself From Big Tech Legislation

  • Groups say Schumer has a conflict due to daughters’ employment
  • The majority leader says he supports bills, hasn’t set a vote
Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer

Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

A coalition of progressive groups is calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to recuse himself from legislation intended to crack down on technology giants, saying he has a conflict of interest because his daughters work at Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. 

Sixteen groups, which have been advocating for the antitrust bills, wrote in a letter to Schumer Friday that he shouldn’t oversee the floor vote on the measures because of his daughters’ ties to the companies.