On Thursday, June 20, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) will present the keynote address at the American Antitrust Institute’s (AAI’s) 20th Annual Policy Conference. Congressman Cicilline is Chair of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.“
We are honored to have Congressman Cicilline join our annual policy program for the keynote address,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “Under his leadership, the subcommittee has taken substantive steps to address declining competition in the U.S. and to advance a comprehensive, progressive agenda to invigorate antitrust enforcement. We look to his leadership in the House to strengthen antitrust at a critical period in our nation’s history.”
The 2019 conference, “Strengthening Antitrust Enforcement,” offers four plenary panels featuring a diverse set of antitrust experts who will discuss high priority areas where enforcement is in need of substantive improvement and invigoration. “Congressman Cicilline’s antitrust and competition initiatives are strongly aligned with the theme of our 2019 conference,” said Moss.
Congressman Cicilline serves Rhode Island’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cicilline is a member of the House Democratic Leadership as Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. He is also a leader in Congress on issues of core American values, serving as Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Prior to his election to Congress, Cicilline served two terms as Mayor of Providence and four terms in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
As the Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Congressman Cicilline oversees an expansive portfolio of ensuring access to affordable health care, keeping the courts open to consumers and workers, and promoting innovation and economic opportunity through open and competitive markets. Congressman Cicilline has been ranked as one of the “most important [people] in tech in 2019,” with initiatives to keep the internet open and free through strong net neutrality rules, promote access to high-speed broadband internet, and hold the Trump administration accountable through oversight.
Congressman Cicilline’s keynote remarks will be delivered during AAI’s 20th Annual Policy Conference Luncheon, which begins at 12:15 p.m. in the National Press Club ballroom. The luncheon will also include the presentation of the 2019 Antitrust Achievement Award to Professor Stephen Calkins of Wayne State University Law School. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons will introduce Professor Calkins.
More information about the conference is available at https://www.antitrustinstitute.org/event/2019annualconference.