WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee today announced a hearing on the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile in the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on Feb. 14 at 10:00 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will provide an opportunity for the Antitrust Subcommittee to examine the potential impact of the proposed merger on consumers, workers and the internet. This will be the first hearing in the Antitrust Subcommittee during the 116th Congress.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure have both agreed to testify.
House Judiciary Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Ranking Member Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) released the following joint statement:
“A Sprint and T-Mobile merger has the potential to greatly impact Americans across the country in terms of wireless services, jobs and broadband. This hearing opens the door for the American people and Congress to hear directly from the leaders of both companies and learn whether this agreement is in the best interest of the American people.”
Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) released the following joint statement:
“A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would impact the competitive landscape for wireless services. Americans deserve to know how this transaction will impact their lives, their communities and the future of high-speed wireless internet deployment and adoption. We look forward to hearing what the effect of the proposed merger will be on jobs, innovation and competition from a diverse perspective of witnesses, including the chairmen of these companies.”
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Livestream: The hearing will stream live here.
Note: Due to a change in scheduling, this will no longer be a joint hearing with the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
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