"If we don't have competition in the digital marketplace, we run the risk of damaging our economy .... but also our national security," Rep. Cicilline said.
Google, Amazon and other tech giants have spun up their lobbying machines to prevent new legislation from threatening their bottom line.
Private competition, whether of ideas or products, needs public space. But there is no public square, no public marketplace, on today's internet.
After the death of the GOP congressman who had had a long battle with cancer was announced on Friday, tributes began flooding in.
Senators Amy Klobuchar (D) and Cynthia Lummis (R) introduced legislation to combat social media "addiction" and the spread of misinformation on the platforms.
It took over an hour for the Pentagon to approve deploying the National Guard to the Capitol as tens of thousands of Trump supporters overwhelmed 1,200 Capitol Police officers.
Instagram's Mosseri proposed creating an "industry body" to help oversee social media companies moving forward.
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Bill Cassidy joined U.S. health officials on Sunday to push booster shots as more countries reported their first cases of the Omicron variant.
The Platform Competition and Opportunity Act would give the government greater power to stop mergers that it believes violate antitrust laws.
"Prince is a Minnesota icon. He showed that it was OK to be a short, Black kid from Minneapolis and still change the world," Representative Ilhan Omar said.
The former president and other prominent figures paid their respects to the late secretary of state.
"As Big Tech has grown and evolved over the years, our laws have not changed to keep up and ensure these companies are competing fairly," Senator Grassley said.
In a statement, the Minnesota senator said she had skipped a routine physical exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The senator said it was time for the Senate to abolish the filibuster in order to guarantee abortion rights.
"For years, Apple and Google have squashed competitors and kept consumers in the dark, Senator Richard Blumenthal said in a statement.
Senator Amy Klobuchar said the medals are "a recognition that will be on display for people to understand and remember what these officers did."
"These are the richest companies in the world...there's absolutely no reason they shouldn't be able to monitor this better," Sen. Klobuchar said.
The Minnesota senator invoked concerns over Supreme Court nomination "manipulation" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
While questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray, Gosar repeatedly characterized Babbitt's death as an "execution." The Capitol police officer who fatally shot her as she tried to trespass into a barricaded doorway of the Capitol building on January 6 has been cleared of wrongdoing.
Cruz has called the voting rights bill a "fraud law" and claimed that Democrats want to pass it to "manipulate and steal" future elections.
"We don't want history to repeat itself," the Democratic senator said.
"Right now, you have a few companies that dominate as gatekeepers in so many areas," said Klobuchar.
The spotlight will be on the judge who allowed "The People vs Derek Chauvin" to be livestreamed.
Johnson said he referred to the article in an attempt to "get to the bottom of ... unanswered questions" about the riots.
The Republican Kentucky senator continued to challenge the legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory Sunday morning.
Senator Amy Klobuchar suggested Trump's veto of the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill was purposely timed to come as most federal aid expires at the end of the year.
The senator told a local news outlet that any relief would likely arrive after the Thanksgiving holidays.
"Y'all have a good chance of winning the White House," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to Democrats on Thursday.
The president made his remarks at a rally at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota on Wednesday night.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said President Donald Trump is "willfully fanning the flames" of racial unrest and violence because his campaign believes it helps his re-election chances.