House advances six bills targeting Big Tech after overnight slugfest

The House Judiciary Committee advanced six antitrust bills targeting the biggest tech companies in the country during a markup that stretched into the early hours Thursday morning.

Although the bills had bipartisan support, they also drew criticism from Democrats and Republicans, highlighting the uphill battle they’ll face as they head to a full floor vote.

Before adjourning Thursday morning, the committee voted to advance one of the most controversial measures, which aims to prohibit dominant platforms from self-preferring their own products and services.

The committee also voted to advance a bill that would prohibit tech giants from acquiring competitors.