Session: Is Anti-Trust the Answer?
4 p.m. Monday, May 3
Senator Amy Klobuchar argues that huge corporate mergers of recent decades have rewarded the already-rich and squeezed the middle class. Now chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, she argues that regulation is needed to contain big tech companies' monopolistic growth and to ensure consumer protections against corporate consolidation. She'll chat with Mary Harris, the host of Slate's podcast What's Next.
About U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Throughout her public service, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has always embraced the values she learned growing up in Minnesota. Her grandfather worked 1,500 feet underground in the iron ore mines of Northern Minnesota. Her father, Jim, was a newspaperman and her mother, Rose, was an elementary school teacher who continued teaching until she was 70.
Sen. Klobuchar has built a reputation of putting partisanship aside to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers and businesses. In 2016, an analysis by Medill News Service ranked her first among all 100 senators in sponsoring or cosponsoring bills that were enacted into law in the 114th Congress.
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