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Last Chance for Antitrust Bill to Curb Big Tech Now Hangs on Lame Duck Vote

  • Action after November midterms seen as last chance for bill
  • Bill would restrict the sites from favoring their own products
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Supporters of a landmark antitrust bill gathered over beer and soft pretzels at Cafe Berlin on Capitol Hill last week to muster energy for one last push to rein in the dominance of giant technology companies.

Recognizing that the measure won’t come up for a vote before the Nov. 8 midterms, the group set its sights on how to try and jam the legislation through the brief “lame duck” period after the elections. That’s a tight window before January, when a new Congress convenes that will likely be hostile to the effort.