WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, issued the following statement:

“A free independent press is the backbone of our democracy, and witnesses at Chairman Cicilline’s hearing today made the threat of big tech to quality journalism clear. There is bipartisan agreement – we must take steps to ensure news organizations can negotiate on a level playing field, and I look forward to working with colleagues in the Senate and the House to advance legislation to do just that.”

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