CDA STATEMENT ON FTC ANNOUNCEMENT BLOCKING AEROJET ACQUISITION BY LOCKHEED

Today’s announcement by the FTC that the proposed Aerojet Rocketdyne acquisition by Lockheed Martin, is going to be blocked, is excellent news. It is clear that there is a new era in antitrust enforcement, actual enforcement. I applaud the FTC and all of the commissioners who took this bold stance against the never ending consolidation plaguing this nation.

If America is going to beat our global challengers in missile development, it is going to be through innovation and competition, not a marketplace domination by a single defense contractor.

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The loss in Virginia, makes it very clear, that Democrats need to focus on the economic and family issues impacting Americans on a daily basis. Democrats should advocate for issues of diversity and social justice. However, it is abundantly clear that if Democrats advocate primarily on only social justice issues, we will lose the support of the American people — a majority of whom do not agree with the world views of the most progressive elements of our party. Joe Biden was elected to restore middle of the road values, common sense moderate government policies and decency to our national discourse. If we return to those values, we will win elections.

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Centrist Democrats of America

Centrist Democrats of America

Centrist Democrats of America is a group dedicated to the principal that Democrats are most effective when they lead from the political center.