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There was no agreement. We have always been opposed to price fixing.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick • Disputing the portrayal of his company by Washington DC city council member Mary Cheh, who claimed they agreed to an amendment we reported about last night, which would have set a minimum price for Uber’s cab-disrupting model. After much outcry by fans of Uber, the amendment got held back from a taxi modernization bill, and will likely remain shelved until later this year. Uber also has a mini-protest of their own going on — they cut their minimum fare in the city to $12, an apparent defiant act against the amendment, which would have enforced a minimum fare price of $15.