CLARKE APPLAUDS BIDEN EXECUTIVE ORDER PROMOTING COMPETITION IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s recent Executive Order promoting competition in the American Economy and advancing equitable access to broadband:
“I applaud the Biden Administration’s decision to take executive action to promote competition throughout the U.S. economy. This action aims to lower prescription drug prices, ban or limit non-compete agreements that impede economic mobility and cracks down on Big Tech and internet service providers. Specifically, the provisions to address a lack of competition in the broadband sector and combating digital redlining practices will dramatically subvert barriers faced by historically underrepresented and marginalized communities,” said Clarke. “Additionally, I am so proud the Administration has incorporated my legislative equity agenda combating digital redlining in this executive action. Ending this type of anti-competitive practice promotes equitable access to high-quality broadband as more Americans rely on online learning and remote working more than ever before, and is a crucial step towards an economy that works for everyone.”
Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security.