14 Organizations Call for New Congress to Hold House Committee Hearings on Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Letter to Reps. Nadler and Pallone Calls for House Judiciary Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee Hearings on Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Washington, DC – A new letter from fourteen organizations calls on Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to hold hearings during the first quarter of 2019 regarding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The letter recipients are current Ranking Members, and likely incoming Chairmen, of the House Judiciary and House Energy and Commerce Committees in the next Congress.
The letter, available in full below, calls for hearings on the proposed merger during the first quarter of 2019 “to examine the single largest pending telecommunications merger right now, and one of the largest in the nation’s history” as an “excellent first step to implementing your vision for stronger antitrust enforcement, protecting consumers, promoting competition, and standing up for American workers.”
The letter is signed by the American Antitrust Institute; Center for Media Justice; Common Cause; Communications Workers of America; Consumer Reports; Fight for the Future; Free Press Action; The Greenlining Institute; National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low income clients; New America’s Open Technology Institute; Open Markets Institute; Public Knowledge; Rural Wireless Association; and Writers Guild of America West.