WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, released the following statement on commitments made to the White House by a number of companies, including Ticketmaster, to disclose all fees up front.

"While this is a good step forward, there is much more we have to do, particularly in the live event market. We have to protect consumers and address Live Nation-Ticketmaster’s monopoly power and strengthen competition. When one company controls a vast majority of the ticketing market, that hurts fans, venues, and artists. Voluntary commitments can be revoked, so we need new laws to protect Americans from excessive fees. The Justice Department must act and we must pass legislation to protect consumers in this market."