‘Serious concerns’: These senators are pushing back on the $25 billion Kroger-Albertsons merger
The Senate will vote on the merger of Kroger and Albertsons in a public hearing Tuesday night.
Sen. Brian Schatz Brian Emanuel SchatzCDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC pulls revised guidance on coronavirus | Government watchdog finds supply shortages are harming US response | As virus pummels US, Europe sees its own spike Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE (D-Hawaii) says the vote must reflect the public, not just Wall Street.
“The Senate is about the business of the American people, and that’s what I will attempt to do on Tuesday night,” he said Tuesday morning.
“It is my expectation that the vote will reflect not only the concerns that I and other members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation have about the impact of this merger and the risks of it moving forward, but also the desire of the American people to vote in favor of their representative in Congress,” Schatz continued.
Sen. Ron Wyden Ronald (Ron) Lee WydenGOP set to release controversial Biden report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate Republicans signal openness to working with Biden MORE (D-Ore.), who has a public hearing on the matter on Tuesday and is expected to vote, said he’s hopeful “to have it make a real difference.”
“It’s a difficult situation, but let’s stay focused on the interests of the people who live here in Hawaii, and it’s not just about my constituents and mine, it’s about the residents of Hawaii,” Wyden said Tuesday.
“I think the most important thing is to have a vote reflect the real concerns of the people of Hawaii, and that’s what this represents: The people of Hawaii, their priorities, their concerns, their jobs, their health