Now that Lin-Manuel Miranda's days onstage as Alexander Hamilton are behind him, he's taking on a new foe—the Hamilton creator has joined forces with Senator Chuck Schumer to stop ticket bots from illegally jacking up concert, theater and events prices. Hamilton tickets will still be expensive even if Schumer and Miranda win, of course, but there's a big difference between $200 and $2,000.

Miranda joined Schumer at a joint press conference yesterday, where Schumer announced federal legislation intended to help curb the bots. The bill, which Schumer plans to introduce next month, calls for launching an investigative task force to go after the bots' owners and charge them $16K for each ticket resold. Though ticket bots are already illegal, scalpers make so much money off the resold tickets the small civil penalties they're slapped with when caught aren't much incentive to stop selling. Schumer believes his proposed fines will be enough to "put them out of business," or so he said yesterday.

Miranda's been a force behind anti-ticket bot legislation before—earlier this year he endorsed legislation proposed by Staten Island Senator Andrew Lanza that would have made it a felony crime to use ticket bots, though that legislation ultimately failed. Miranda's argued the bots are "killing Broadway," making it impossible for people to get tickets to the shows they want to see without handing a small fortune over to a resale site.

It's been nearly impossible to get Hamilton tickets since the show debuted on Broadway last summer, and Miranda blames some of that on the bots. "My concern is that our show is about the founding of our country and if bots are buying up all the tickets and charging this insane secondary market price, most of the country can’t see it," he said yesterday.

In 2017, Hamilton tickets will cost about $179-$199 for regular seats, though about 200 "premium" seats will go for as much as $849 pre-bot. Extraordinarily lucky people will be able to score $10 lottery tickets. Note that though it's easier to win the actual lottery than the Hamilton one right now, the show plans to double the number of $10 tickets starting next year.