WASHINGTON, DC – The American Edge Project (AEP), a coalition of two dozen domestic organizations, today announced that Asheesh Agarwal will join the coalition as an advisor on antitrust and economic policy. Agarwal’s expertise on antitrust law and policy stems from nearly two decades of service in senior roles both in government and the private sector, including at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice. In his capacity as an AEP advisor, Agarwal will work in close collaboration with the Project’s directors, members, and his counterparts who comprise the economic, national security, and open and accessible internet advisory boards.
“Policies that would imperil our country’s ability to compete with China over the long haul should be eschewed rather than emulated” said Asheesh Agarwal. “For 40 years, antitrust law has rested on objective standards with broad bipartisan support. Many current antitrust proposals would abandon those standards in ways that would harm consumers, hamstring innovative upstarts, and needlessly damage the ability of American companies to compete with their foreign rivals. The American Edge Project has quickly distinguished itself as a leader in the fight to protect our country’s global technology leadership, and I look forward to helping the team advance a mission that has only become more imperative in recent months.”
Background: The American Edge Project is a coalition of domestic organizations representing a cross-section of U.S. innovators who are dedicated to telling the story about technology’s positive influence on America’s economy and the vital role innovation plays in our society. Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith are directors of the American Edge Project. Former White House Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend leads the Project’s National Security Advisory Board. Former U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Economic Advisory Board. Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and former U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Open & Accessible Internet Advisory Board. Visit AmericanEdgeProject.org for more information.