Consumer Groups Call for Sprint-T-Mobile House Hearing

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The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have joined with Consumer Reports, Common Cause and others to call for House hearings on the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger in the next Congress. In letters to likely new House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and likely new House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the groups said that hearings in their respective committees would be an "excellent" first step toward the incoming Democratic Reps vision of stronger antitrust enforcement (something Rep Nadler has pushed for), and consumer protections, as well as toward standing up for workers. The groups said Rep. Pallone had correctly identified the committee's responsibility "to understand the potential effect of this merger on consumers, workers, and the communications market.” 

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