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Senate’s Antitrust Crackdown Sputters as Schumer Signals Doubts

  • Sponsors of legislation say they have the votes in the Senate
  • Schumer didn’t include tech antitrust bill among priorities
Chuck Schumer 

Chuck Schumer 

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg
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Legislation aimed at reining in the power of giant technology companies appears to have hit a wall after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told a group of donors Tuesday evening that he doesn’t believe there are enough votes to pass the measure. 

Schumer called the bill a “high priority,” but said the Senate doesn’t have the 60 votes needed to approve it, according to people who attended a fundraiser for Schumer at Bistro Bis, a restaurant near Capitol Hill.