WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, issued the following statement following the announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Google for monopolization of online search markets.

“For years we have heard complaints that Google has used its dominance in online search markets to undermine rivals and limit competition. I am pleased that the Justice Department is finally taking action, but I hope the questionable timing of the suit so close to the election doesn’t undercut the work that must be done for American consumers in the weeks and months ahead. 

"While the lawsuit is an important start, it will likely be passed to a new Attorney General, as well as state attorneys general across the country. It will be on them to finish the job and get real results. We also need to pass my bills and make many pro-competition changes to our antitrust laws so that they can be used more effectively to take on the sophisticated mega-mergers and other exclusionary conduct we see in today’s economy.”