A coalition of conservative groups including the Market Institute has sent a letter to GOP leaders in Congress, urging them to scrutinize the actions of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the leadership of Chair Lina Khan, a Biden appointee. The letter criticizes the FTC’s lawsuits against American companies, particularly the antitrust suit against Amazon, which is seen as detrimental to consumers and an example of government overreach.
It also questions Chair Khan’s impartiality due to her past work on Amazon and raises concerns about potential ethics violations. The letter highlights the economic challenges faced by Americans, including high inflation and supply chain issues, and argues against using taxpayer dollars for such lawsuits. The coalition calls for congressional oversight of the FTC’s activities and cautions against increasing the agency’s budget in light of its actions.
Read the full letter below.Competitiveness-Coalition-Letter-10.6.23