Senate Committee to Hold Markup on Bill that Breaks Amazon Prime
Polling shows legislation that degrades Prime is politically toxic
Jan 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a Jan. 13 markup of S. 2992, The American Innovation and Choice Online Act. The legislation would negatively impact tech products and services, with Amazon itself acknowledging that Amazon Prime would be “significantly degraded.” Concerns about the bill have caused divisions even within the Democratic party.

“Breaking Amazon Prime during an election year would be an even bigger political disaster for Democrats than rising inflation or closed schools,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “If lawmakers want to regulate the tech industry, they should tackle popular issues like cybersecurity or privacy, not break two-day shipping.”

Read Chamber of Progress’s analysis of S. 2992 and the bill’s impact on Amazon Prime. Polling from Morning Consult found that after learning about the impact of legislation like S. 2992, voters oppose the proposal 45% to 39%.

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